Why is Laparoscopy recommended as a fertility test?
It is considered as the best diagnostic tool for diagnosis of fertility problems detecting anatomical and factional factors. As a result, the infertility treatments can be individualized and targeted.
Through Laparoscopy, many factors of infertility such as endometriosis, adhesions, blocked fallopian tubes; ovarian or uterine pathology can be detected and treated.
In some cases, only the laparoscopic mobilization of tubes and ovaries and the passage of contrast media through the fallopian tubes after a laparoscopic procedure may be sufficient to increase significantly the pregnancy rates during the first six months after the procedure.
The Hysterosalpingography (HSG) give us information about the patency of the fallopian tubes at a rate of 75%, while laparoscopy reaches 100%.
This happens because hysterosalpingography (HSG) cannot exclude the presence of adhesions around ovaries.
These adhesions might obstruct the ova (eggs) to get into fallopian tubes during ovulation. As a result, sperm cannot reach the egg and the conception cannot occur.
I am not getting pregnant...
When should I consider a laparoscopic procedure?
- Unexplained infertility
- Presence of fibroids, endometriosis or abdominal adhesions symptoms (the patient needs diagnosis and treatment at the same time)
- Many failed IVF attempts or intrauterine inseminations
- When infertility problems are combined with pelvic pain or pain during intercourse (endometriosis is likely to happen, as a result, adhesions may be present which means that there are biochemical factors which harm the ova.)
Gynecologist Dr. Marinakis specialises in gynecological hysteroscopy. He is certified in advanced laparoscopy and hysteroscopy by Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He was also a member of Laparoscopic training unit “MATTU” in United Kingdom.
How much does a laparoscopy cost?
The cost of a laparoscopic procedure is low and it usually depends on your health insurance cover.