Ovarian drilling is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) to restore ovulation and improve fertility. It involves creating small holes in the ovaries to reduce the number of follicles. The procedure has shown success in increasing the chances of pregnancy in women with PCOS.
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About Ovarian Drilling
Ovarian drilling: Minimally invasive surgery for PCOS. Creates small holes in ovaries, reducing follicles. Restores ovulation, improves fertility. Success in increasing pregnancy chances.
Procedure of Ovarian Drilling
Anesthesia: The patient is given general anesthesia to ensure comfort and eliminate pain during the procedure.
Incision: A small incision is made near the navel to allow access to the abdominal cavity.
Laparoscope insertion: A laparoscope, a thin, lighted instrument with a camera, is inserted through the incision. It provides visualization of the ovaries and surrounding structures.
Ovarian drilling: Specialized surgical instruments, such as a laser or diathermy needle, are used to create small punctures or burn small areas on the surface of the ovaries. This is done in a pattern determined by the fertility specialist.
Closure: After the drilling is completed, the laparoscope is removed, and the incision is closed using sutures or surgical tape.
Recovery: The patient is taken to the recovery room to wake up from anesthesia and monitored for a short period. Typically, patients can return home the same day of the procedure.
Post-operative care: Patients are given instructions regarding pain management, wound care, and activity restrictions. They may experience some discomfort or abdominal bloating, which usually subsides within a few days.