Many causes of male and female infertility can be successfully overcome using a range of treatment options. Once your infertility testing has been completed, your physicians will review the results and recommend a treatment plan. This plan may include one or more treatment alternatives including ovulation induction to enhance the production of healthy eggs, minimally invasive surgery to correct or improve anatomical abnormalities, intrauterine inseminations (IUI) to enhance sperms ability to fertilize the egg, or the more advanced care using the assisted reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilization (IVF). You have a number of choices, so you and your doctor should devise a treatment plan, starting with the least invasive options first. Your impulse may be to head straight for the most advanced treatments such as IVF, thinking you’ll get pregnant faster. But less invasive therapies, such as fertility drugs or surgery, are often very effective. In fact, about 90 percent of couples with fertility problems who have children were treated with drugs or surgery only.
Diagnostic laparoscopy is a medical procedure carried out to look directly at the organs of a patient’s abdominal area or pelvic region. This procedure is usually carried out to identify the reasons of pain felt by the patient or to identify tumors or cancerous growth in the abdominal area and the pelvic region. When the results of X-rays or various imaging techniques are not conclusive then only usually diagnostic laparoscopy is performed.This procedure is generally performed under general anesthesia when you sleep and do not feel any pain at all. At times, this procedure is done under local anesthesia also in which the area under investigation is only numbed and this allows the patient to be awake when the procedure is being carried out. The surgeon makes a small incision near the naval and inserts catheter through this incision.Through this tube a laparoscope is inserted. Laparoscope is an instrument with a special camera on one end of a flexible tube and with the help of this instrument the surgeon visualizes the surgical site and examines the different organs. If any special instruments are to be inserted to conduct a detailed investigation more cuts are made in the belly and they are inserted in a similar way.