SART Fertility Experts - Tubal Surgery in the IVF Era


In this episode of SART Fertility Experts, Dr. Brad Hurst joins host, Dr. Mark Trolice, to review the indications for tubal surgery, including current reasons for and likelihood of success with tubal surgery, as well as when patients might be better suited for the treatment option of in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Bradley S. Hurst, M.D. is Director of Assisted Reproduction and Director of the Reproductive Endocrinology Division at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC.
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SART Fertility Experts Podcast

SART Fertility Experts is an educational project of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, this series is designed to provide up to date information about a variety of topics related to fertility testing and treatment such as IVF.
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SART Fertility Experts - Recurrent Pregnancy Loss and Implantation Failure

"I can get pregnant, but I can't stay pregnant," is echoed by patients with recurrent pregnancy loss.  
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SART Fertility Experts - Bonus release: Vaccines, Infertility, and Pregnancy

Confused about which vaccines are recommended in pregnancy and when to receive them? What about the safety of the Covid-19 vaccines in pregnancy?
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Drs. Timothy Hickman and Rashmi Kudesia discuss the links between lifestyle and fertility.

Resources For You

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) is committed to providing patients with the highest quality information about reproductive care.

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SART Fertility Experts - What is an REI?

These experts in infertility lead IVF programs, perform reproductive surgery, and perform research to enhance the field of reproductive medicine. Listen to the Episode
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Infertility: an Overview (booklet)

Infertility is typically defined as the inability to achieve pregnancy after one year of unprotected intercourse. View the booklet
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Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy

Laparoscopy and hysteroscopy can be used for both diagnostic (looking only) and operative (looking and treating) purposes. View the booklet
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Treatment of uterine fibroids

Do all fibroids require treatment? Not usually, because most patients with fibroids do not have symptoms. View the fact sheet
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Intrauterine adhesions: what are they?

The inside of the uterus is like a balloon with the front and back
walls flat against each other. View the fact sheet
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Dilation and Curettage (D&C)

“Dilation and curettage” (D&C) is a short surgical procedure that removes tissue from your uterus (womb). You may need this procedure if you have unexplained or abnormal bleeding or if you have delivered a baby and placental tissue remains in your womb. View the Fact Sheet
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Minimally invasive surgery

Surgery is termed “minimally invasive” if it uses small or no incisions (cuts). View the fact sheet
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Robotic Surgery

Robotic surgery is a form of laparoscopy. View the fact sheet
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Varicocele

A varicocele is a variation of normal anatomy in which veins in the scrotum (the sac that holds the testicles) become enlarged and sometimes even visible. View the fact sheet
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Conditions Treated with Adnexal Surgery

Surgery can be used to treat problems with your ovaries or fallopian tubes such as cysts, endometriosis or infections. Adnexal surgery involves any of the organs that are on the sides of (“next to”) the uterus (womb), such as the fallopian tubes and ovaries.

  View the Fact Sheet
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Nonhormonal Contraception

Despite a large number of contraceptive options available to couples, it is still thought that 50% of pregnancies in the United States are unintended. View the fact sheet

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