A 28 yr old woman was successfully treated for infertility at Paras Bliss Hospital Panchkula, specialized mother and child care centre, using the latest laparoscopic technology and imaging. Mrs. Savita Sharma conceived the baby through IUI and delivered a baby through a cesarean delivery. Savita was trying to conceive for the last 4 years. She was diagnosed with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), a hormonal disorder causing enlarged ovaries with small cysts on the outer edges, and also causing infertility. She was recommended to undergo laparoscopic- hysteroscopy, minimally invasive surgical procedures used in the diagnosis and treatment of certain female factor infertility conditions. Savita’s treatment was done under the guidance of Dr. SK Gambhir, Sr Consultant Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Paras Bliss Hospital Panchkula, with more than 25 yrs of extensive experience.
Her laparoscopic- hysteroscopy was done earlier at a Delhi based hospital where the doctors had highlighted that both her fallopian tubes, that transport the egg from the ovary to the uterus, were blocked. Due to the bilateral tubal block, Savita was recommended IVF treatment. Distraught and anxious about the success rate and the cost involved in IVF treatment, Savita and her husband decided to take a second opinion. Dr. SK Gambhir upon examining the patient and studying the CD of the laparoscopic- hysteroscopy stated that her fallopian tubes were healthy and that the blockages could be removed laparoscopically. Savita was recommended to go through cannulisation of fallopian tubes.
According to Dr. SK Gambhir, Sr Consultant Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Paras Bliss Hospital Panchkula, “Tubal cannulation is a procedure used to help clear blockages in a woman’s fallopian tubes. It is successful in 80 – 90% of cases. The procedure is less invasive than fallopian tube surgery and because of its simplicity; it’s considered a first-line treatment for fallopian tube blockage. Tubal cannulation should only be done if an imaging test clearly shows a blockage in one or both fallopian tubes. It is a more cost-effective method and better clinical choice than IVF. During the procedure, the fallopian tubes were unblocked using the quick wire technique and the ovarian drilling helped to cure PCOD.”
Post the surgery, Savita was made to rest for few weeks and an IUI procedure was carried out later. She was able to conceive in the first cycle itself. To ensure that the pregnancy is safe, Dr. SK Gambhir recommended a composite exercise, antenatal regime along with medications and routine ultrasound scans. Savita followed the recommendations and had a safe delivery. The cesarean delivery was done because the baby had the cord around the neck and fetal heart was dipping.
Today Savita and her baby are healthy and happy. She shares, “The frustration of trying and yet not conceiving is unbelievable. We tried everything, Ayurveda, special vibhuti’s, pooja and yatras. However, in the end, it was science and medical advancement that came to my rescue. I shall remain indebted to Dr. SK Gambhir who treated me exceptionally and helped me make my dream of becoming a mother a reality. Women very often feel dejected and stressed about infertility and are also subjected to social pressures. From self-experience, I would recommend them to consult a specialist first, before you opt for self-pity.”