Endoscopic Procedures

Hysteroscopy and Laparoscopy Before In Vitro Fertilization

In vitro fertilization is a financially and emotionally challenging process for the couples. Therefore, is of great importance for the success of the treatment to evaluate and eliminate the issues that may affect the success of IVF before starting the procedure. That is to say that preparing patients for in vitro fertilization, i.e. identifying the IVF method appropriate for the patients, is one of the most important factors that can increase success. Performing all necessary tests and examinations before treatment can help solve the problems of the couples and ensure a certain success rate.

As in vitro fertilization is considered as the first option for the couples who are unable to achieve pregnancy naturally, the need for the use of hysteroscopy and laparoscopy seems to be decreasing. However, this situation varies from one center to another and from one case to another. Some medical centers perform hysteroscopy prior to IVF to make a detailed in order to ensure that there is no problem in the uterine cavity that may hinder pregnancy. Some medical centers, on the other hand, use diagnostic laparoscopy to investigate the condition of the pelvic region. However, some patients prefer skipping hysteroscopy and laparoscopy steps and directly starting IVF. As each couple has unique problems, the decision whether to perform hysteroscopy/laparoscopy or not should be made depending on the examination results of the patients.