Open Laparotomy

Sometimes a larger abdominal incision is needed for pelvic surgery

Although most infertility surgeries are performed using the minimally invasive techniques, sometimes laparoscopy or hysteroscopy will not be sufficient to correct an abnormality of the pelvis. As such, your physician will recommend a larger abdominal incision, also known as an open laparotomy. The most common type of abdominal procedure performed by infertility specialists is an abdominal myomectomy, the removal of large uterine fibroids. Most open laparotomy procedures require at least 1 – 2 nights of hospitalization. Most patients return to work within 4 – 6 weeks.