Dr. Albrecht and Dr. Ambler combined bring more than three decades of surgical experience. All surgery is scheduled and performed within our practice as opposed to being referred out to another physician. Without fertility surgery, a blocked fallopian tube, uterine septum or severe endometriosis may prevent you from conceiving on your own. Dr. Ambler and Dr. Albrecht perform advanced gynecologic surgery and minimally invasive surgery to aide in conceiving.
In addition, Albrecht continues to teach medical residents about gynecologic surgery as well as minimally invasive surgery at Rose Medical Center. Dr. Albrecht has been involved in this kind of teaching for decades, believing that patients and society will ultimately benefit from advanced surgical skills being passed from one generation of surgeons to the next.
Dr. Ambler and Dr. Albrecht’s main purpose for fertility surgery is to correct the root physical problem so that couples can become pregnant without further assistance. Sometimes a combination of surgery, fertility medication, and/or assisted reproductive technologies will lead to pregnancy.
“I look at every patient I do surgery on as a brand new challenge, every patient is different — what their problem is — their anatomy. I don’t look at a textbook; I look at what’s in front of me and then decide what’s best. I enjoy the challenge of performing the surgery, watching the patient heal and waiting for a successful outcome.” – Dr. Albrecht
MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY FOR TREATING FEMALE INFERTILITY
Hysteroscopy: A surgical procedure in which a telescope-like device with a camera is inserted through the cervix to view the inside of the uterus. This procedure is sometimes performed in conjunction with a laparoscopy.
Laparoscopy: Any procedure using a laparoscope, a slender tool with an attached camera that enables a physician to see the inside of the body. Infertility specialists perform laparoscopy to view a woman’s reproductive organs. Laparoscopy can be used for diagnostic purposes or to perform surgical functions such as removing damaged tissue releasing fluids from ovarian cysts, and removing endometriosis.
Common Surgeries performed:
- Fibroid removal (called a myomectomy)
- Uterine septum removal surgery
- Uterine polyps removal (called a polypectomy)
- Asherman’s syndrome: removal of scar tissue
- Ovarian cyst removal
- Blocked fallopian tubes
- Damaged fallopian tube repair
- Pelvic adhesion removal
- Tubal ligation reversal