For gynecologic surgery, trust Fertility Answers
If you need, or think you may need, gynecologic surgery, it’s imperative to choose a clinic and surgeon you can trust. Fertility Answers has earned a reputation for providing leading-edge, evidence-based surgical solutions. May Thomassee, M.D., is a gynecologic surgeon with Fertility Answers who you can count on for excellent and compassionate care.
Since its inception in 2002, Fertility Answers has grown from a single fertility clinic in Lafayette into a reproductive health resource that serves nearly two-thirds of Louisiana in more than 40 parishes. Fueling our rapid growth is our commitment to superior fertility care at the hands of experienced experts such as Dr. Thomassee, who is the only fellowship-trained minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon within a 100-mile radius of Acadiana, an area along the Gulf Coast from just west of New Orleans to Texas.
Dr. Thomassee performs minimally invasive gynecologic surgery
A Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Thomassee has advanced training for performing minimally invasive surgery to address infertility, miscarriage, pelvic pain, heavy menstrual bleeding and other gynecologic concerns. She specializes in all types of hysteroscopy and both conventional and robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgeries.
Dr. Thomassee has received multiple awards for maintaining consistently high patient satisfaction.
Fertility Answers offers comprehensive women’s health care
We seek to provide the least invasive, most effective and comfortable treatment options to our patients. Minimally invasive surgery lets the gynecologic surgeon enter the abdomen through small incisions or a vaginal approach. This avoids the larger incisions typical in “open” abdominal surgery, resulting in less pain and accommodating a faster recovery time – often weeks faster.
Conditions and symptoms that might benefit from a minimally invasive surgical approach include:
- Pelvic pain
- Painful intercourse
- Uterine polyps
- Ovarian cysts
- Heavy or abnormal menstrual bleeding
- Desire for permanent birth control or sterilization
- Tubal ligation reversal
- Pelvic organ prolapse
A laparoscopy, which we commonly provide, involves one incision in the belly button and one to three others in the lower belly. These are a half-inch or less, which is much smaller than what’s required in an open surgery. Because the incisions are smaller, this type of surgery is less painful than open surgery, requires less pain medication and causes little or no external scarring.
A hysteroscopy is performed vaginally, leaving no scar at all. Internal scarring may be less, too, and this is important for preserving fertility.
If you are experiencing any gynecologic problems such as those listed above, please contact us to set up a consultation with Dr. Thomassee or one of our other fertility specialists in Baton Rouge and Lafayette. We’ll review all your options, including surgical and non-surgical treatments.