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Fallopian Tube Abnormalities: Tuboplasty

Of the many reasons for infertility in women, a blocked fallopian tube is one of the most common. A tubal block prevents the successful passage of the sperm to the egg, which means that it cannot get fertilized. A block also prevents the temporary storage of the oocyte and the movement of the embryo to the uterine cavity. Tubal blocks develop due to tuberculosis, endometriosis, Pelvic Inflammatory disease (PID), adhesions, infections after child birth, Dilatation & Curettage, and scarring.

“About 35% of female infertility related to blocked or damaged fallopian tubes. In the last year alone, we diagnosed 114 cases of blocks either in one or both tubes. The good news is that this condition is certainly treatable, and we’ve had a great success rate in many such cases at Srushti” - Dr. Divya Sivaram, Clinical Director in Infertility, Obstetrics & Gynaecology

How is a blocked fallopian tube diagnosed?

We diagnose tubal blocks through a laparoscopic procedure or using a dye test called Hysterosalpingogram (HSG). When patients come to Srushti with primary infertility, they undergo diagnostic laparoscopy through which their entire reproductive system is analyzed. Our expert specialists check for blocks in the tube, endometriosis of the uterus, cysts in ovaries and fibroids. The procedure is done between Day 6 and Day 10 of the menstrual cycle.

If there is a block in your fallopian tube, surgery is the only course of treatment, but it also depends on the location and extent of the block in the fallopian tube.

A Tuboplasty is a specific type of surgery done to restore your fallopian tubes.

Tubal recanalization is a microsurgical technique, either performed through an open abdominal surgery or laparoscopy (Button Hole surgery). The procedure demands a great deal of special training and expertise as there is absolutely no margin for error.

"Our patients at the Srushti Fertility Centre have an advantage when it comes to these procedures, as evidenced by our success rates in it, as Dr. Samundi Sankari was the former Chief of Microsurgery at Kilpauk Medical College and one of the pioneers of tubal surgery in India.” – Mr. Preshanthan, Managing Director.