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Ovarian Drilling

Laparoscopic Ovarian Drilling is a surgical procedure used to effectively treat infertility caused by Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, to regularise ovulation or the release of eggs. We recommend the procedure when you have not responded to medication to treat PCOS.

Younger women and those with a normal body mass index (BMI) are most likely to benefit from laparoscopic ovarian drilling.

What happens during the procedure?

During the procedure, which is done under general anaesthesia, the abdomen is expanded using carbon dioxide gas, and the laparoscope is used to examine the organs inside. The surgeon then identifies the ovaries and uses a special form of focused heat, called electrocautery or diathermy, to make several small holes in each ovary. The recommended hospital Stay is 1-2 Days and recovery time is about 1 - 4 weeks.

Laparoscopic Drilling offers two additional benefits: it simultaneously allows us to test the Fallopian Tubes for blocks, as well as treat adhesions and endometriosis that could be affecting your fertility.

“Laparoscopic Drilling is an effective way to deal with infertility that is caused by PCOS. Research tells us that it improves hormonal status and ovulation, with pregnancy success rates ranging from 30% - 85%. The chances that you will fall pregnant after the procedure are high if you have not been trying for more than three years.” – Dr Divya Sivaraman, Surgeon and Medical Director

If you’d like any more information about Laparoscopic Drilling, please email us at sfrc@srushtihospital.com.