The gold standard for evaluating a woman’s pelvic anatomy is laparoscopic evaluation. This is also the only sure way to diagnose endometriosis, a disease linked with infertility. We usually combine laparoscopic surgical evaluation with hysteroscopy and chromotubation to evaluate the uterus and fallopian tubes.
We also offer:
- Advanced surgical techniques including total and subtotal laparoscopic hysterectomy and hysteroscopic myomectomy and septoplasty.
- Microsurgery for tubal reanastamosis, myomectomy (removal of fibroid tumors of the uterus) by all techniques, and traditional surgery by laparotomy.
- Surgical services for chronic pelvic pain, excessive vaginal bleeding, painful intercourse, and endometriosis. These treatments include endometrial ablation to treat excessive uterine bleeding.
- Benign gynecologic surgery including female sterilization (tubal banding).
- Dr. Horvath typically operates on Tuesdays and Fridays at either Albany Memorial Hospital or Bellevue Hospital as well as Albany Medical Center and St. Peter’s Hospital.
- For women with regular cycles, surgery should be planned so it falls during the week just after bleeding stops.
- For women with irregular or a preferred surgical date that does not fall during the ideal time of month, we recommend starting the oral contraceptive pill (OCP). The OCP stops the cycle so we can schedule surgery at almost any time.
- For questions about taking the OCP before surgery, please contact the Fertility Coordinator assigned to you.
Checklist for Surgery Patients
- Contact the Fertility Coordinator assigned to you for scheduling.
- Review specific pre- and post-operative instructions for surgery.
- If you are unclear about whether you are having an endoscopic or laparotomy procedure, please contact the Fertility Coordinator assigned to you.
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