Minimally Invasive Surgery

Kutluk Oktay, MD, PhD, FACOG -  - Infertility & Fertility Preservation Specialist

Innovation Fertility Preservation and IVF

Kutluk Oktay, MD, PhD, FACOG

Infertility & Fertility Preservation Specialist located in Westchester, Harrison, NY & Manhattan, New York, NY

Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialist
What if you could have a life-changing fertility procedure without spending weeks or months recovering? If you’re struggling to conceive, Dr. Kutluk Oktay at Innovation Fertility Preservation and IVF can help. With offices in Harrison and Manhattan, New York, Dr. Oktay and his team specialize in minimally invasive surgical procedures for women that restore fertility. Without a lengthy hospital stay or a long recovery process, you’re free to return to your normal activities quickly and leave the complications of infertility behind!

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q & A

What is minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery allows a surgeon to correct problems without causing extensive trauma to the body. Unlike traditional surgery, minimally invasive surgery lets you return to your life without the need for hospitalization. In most cases, you can go home the same day as the procedure.

There are two types of minimally invasive surgery: robotic surgery and laparoscopic (sometimes called endoscopic) surgery.

Robotic surgery

Dr. Oktay use 3D technology to get a comprehensive “map” of the surgical site and robotic arms that make incisions with extreme precision and safety.

Laparoscopic surgery

Dr. Oktay inserts tiny tubes and cameras into the body. These provide him with a better view of the area being operated on and help him make smaller, less damaging incisions.

Minimally invasive surgery represents a new frontier in treating fertility problems and many other complicated health conditions.

Which fertility procedures can be done with minimally invasive surgery?

Dr. Oktay offers several minimally invasive surgical procedures that address fertility issues, including:

  • Myomectomy: removes uterine fibroids

  • Fertility sparing cystectomy and endometrioma removal: done with the goal of preserving ovarian function and not compromising fertility

  • Tubal surgery including reversal of sterilization: reverses tied tubes

  • Ovarian transplantation (under research protocol): involves the implantation of your previously frozen ovarian tissue

  • Hysteroscopic surgery: treatment of polyps, intrauterine fibroids, intrauterine scars, or uterine septum

Are there risks involved in minimally invasive surgery?

Any surgical procedure — minimally invasive or not — involves risks. While minimally invasive surgery is safe, there’s always a chance of minor complications like bleeding, infection, or an adverse reaction to anesthesia. As with any surgery, it’s important to follow post-surgery care instructions and seek medical advice if you have any concerns.

Dr. Oktay works with you to determine how your unique health history impacts your eligibility for a minimally invasive fertility procedure. As an experienced robotic and laparoscopic surgeon, he prioritizes your safety and comfort above all else, both before and after your surgery.

Schedule a consultation online or call Dr. Oktay’s office today.

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