Uterine fibroids can sometimes cause infertility or recurrent pregnancy loss. They may also cause bleeding problems, anemia, pain and bladder control difficulties. Clasically removal of fibroids (myomectomy) requires an open surgery. As a result women have to be hospitalized a number of days and full recovery takes weeks. A better alternative is laparoscopic or robotically assisted myomectomy which is performed through several keyholes in the abdomen. As a result, there is typically no hospital stay and full recovery occurs in a short time. While with laparoscopic surgery surgeons use “straight stick” instrument under video guidance, in robotic surgery the surgeon sits at a console and controls instruments with joy stick like apparatus. The console provides 3-D high definition visualization and the instruments imitate the motions of the surgeons hands (minus any tremor!). Robotic surgery takes laparoscopic surgery to next level of precision and can be ideal for myomectomy cases. Not every patient is a candidate for laparoscopic or robotic myomectomy. At IPFI we can perform a thorough evaluation to determine your candidacy.
The new Dead Ringers TV Series claims all you need to do is freeze some ovarian tissue, but experts say it's not that simple. By Miriam Fauzia
You just learned your child has cancer, and now you must quickly absorb a barrage of information and make fast treatment decisions. But before you move ahead, consider another life-changing decision: Do you want to preserve your child’s fertility?
Many cancer treatments affect fertility in girls and women. With ovarian tissue freezing and transplantation, you can preserve your reproductive ability and restore your fertility following remission.
Some women choose to freeze their eggs for medical reasons, while others want to hold off on family building while they pursue other aspects of life. Fortunately, there are options to preserve your fertility until you’re ready.
Dr. Oktay, Annie, and Heather discuss ovary freezing and Annie’s personal experience with this procedure.
At two weeks old, the human embryo has only just begun its months-long journey to become a baby.