Your chances of getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy can be hampered by gynecological issues such as tubal disease and endometriosis; anatomical abnormalities in the uterus such as endometrial polyps, uterine septum and fibroids; or a previous sterility procedures such as a tubal ligation.
Reproductive specialists in the Sutter Health network can use surgical strategies to improve your fertility. These board certified reproductive endocrinologists have undergone extensive training covering reproductive surgery and microsurgery, surgery done using microscopes and precision instrumentation. Many surgeries can be performed laparoscopically, using small incisions in the abdomen through which instruments equipped with cameras are passed, or employing other minimally invasive methods. Your doctor will strive to find the least invasive solution to your medical issue so that you can recover quickly and move forward in your pursuit to start a family.
Most surgeries are performed in credentialed, state-of-the-art surgery centers specialized in ambulatory procedures. We establish relationships with these centers based on their reputation for reproduction-related procedures and record of quality and high customer satisfaction. For instance, both Surgery Center San Jose and Surgery Center Mountain view have received accreditation by the Institute for Medical quality, demonstrating adherence to the highest standards of quality care. The PAMF Surgery Center in Palo Alto received a 95th percentile rating for patient satisfaction in a national patient survey administered by Press Ganey.