I have heard about reconstructive surgery for fallopian tubes? I had 2 eptopic pregnancies and would like to know if it is better to rather have IVF or reconstructive surgery? Where could I find out if I want it done? What are the costs involved?Thursday, March 26th, 2009
The risks for ectopic pregnancy after reconstructive surgery is around 4% – 10%. Maternal age, number of children desired, coexisting infertility factors, risk for ectopic pregnancy and treatment costs are the key variables to consider when advising couples on the relative advantages and disadvantages of tubal reconstruction and IVF. IVF is the treatment of choice for older, reproductively aged woman with significant tubal diease. IVF is the preferred treatment option for women with both proximal and distal tubal disease. The extent of tubal disease and pelvic pathology are important factors in determining the prognosis for success after surgical repair.
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