As a woman, you know that blocked fallopian tubes cause infertility. This condition is often discovered when you’re having problems trying to conceive. But fallopian tube blockage can sometimes be successfully addressed. Visit a medical expert in vascular and interventional radiology, like Dr. Sergei Sobolevsky at the Downtown Vein & Vascular Center in Brooklyn. He knows how to unblock fallopian tubes so you can get pregnant. A fallopian tube recanalization is safe and in many cases effective. Call today for an appointment.
What Does a Fallopian Tube Recanalization Do?
A fallopian tube recanalization is a fertility treatment that addresses blocked or damaged fallopian tubes. In selected cases, this procedure may be an effective solution for couples struggling with infertility. For women facing infertility due to fallopian tube blockage, finding the right treatment can be a challenge.
Find a doctor who knows how to unblock fallopian tubes. Dr. Sergei Sobolevsky at Downtown Vein & Vascular Center in Brooklyn has extensive experience treating this condition with successful results. As one of New York City’s top specialists in fallopian tube medicine, Dr. Sobolevsky has located his practice in Downtown Brooklyn, but he serves all the areas of Brooklyn and greater New York City.
What Are Fallopian Tubes?
Fallopian tubes are narrow tubes that connect your uterus to each of your two ovaries. They play a crucial role in fertilization within the female reproductive system, since they’re responsible for transporting eggs from the ovaries into your uterus. Characteristics of your fallopian tubes include:
- The fallopian tubes are two thin tubes on each side of the uterus that deliver a mature egg from the ovaries to the uterus.
- Each tube is usually about four inches long, but less than a quarter of an inch in diameter.
- The fallopian tubes are lined with cilia that move the eggs from the ovaries to the uterus, which is necessary for a successful fertilization to take place.
Your fallopian tubes can become blocked due to formation of scar tissue as a result of a variety of reasons, such as a pelvic infection, an ectopic pregnancy or endometriosis. Blocked fallopian tubes are a common cause of infertility, but it’s often possible to unblock the tubes and improve fertility with a fallopian tube recanalization.
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How Is a Fallopian Tube Recanalization Performed?
The treatment of a blocked fallopian tube increases the chances of becoming pregnant naturally or with assisted reproductive technologies. You’re encouraged to discuss the decision to undergo treatment for fallopian tube blockage with your fertility doctor so that you can weigh the risks and benefits, which helps you determine the need for a recanalization of fallopian tubes.
The procedure requires a skilled interventional radiologist, who accurately identifies and diagnoses the blockage, employing the best technique to unblock it. A fallopian tube recanalization can be an effective treatment with a very favorable safety profile, and the procedure takes only about 30 minutes. The steps of a fallopian tube unblocking include:
- Your surgeon Inserts a catheter through your cervix and uterus.
- Using x-rays or fluoroscopy, the doctor guides the catheter into the blocked fallopian tube.
- Your doctor then uses a combination of wires and catheters that are nearly as thin as your hair to recanalize the blocked fallopian tubes and dilate them to keep them open.
- Since a fallopian tube recanalization is an outpatient procedure, you go home after the procedure to rest for the day. You don’t feel any pain afterward, but may see some spotting over the next few days.
Does a Fallopian Tube Recanalization Work?
A fallopian tube recanalization can successfully restore your fallopian tubes, and in doing so, it may restore your fertility. The best time to get this procedure is right in the inactive middle of your menstruation cycle. The effectiveness of a fallopian tube recanalization depends on several factors, however, such as:
- The cause of the blocked fallopian tubes
- The location and length of the blockage
- The type of procedure used to unblock the fallopian tubes
- The skill of the interventional radiologist performing the procedure
- A prior fallopian tube intervention
- Whether you have an active pelvic inflammatory disease
The success rate for a fallopian tube recanalization varies from individual to individual, but reported success rates range from 32 to 84 percent. If you’re suffering from blocked fallopian tubes and need a fallopian tube recanalization, an interventional radiologist, such as Dr. Sobolevsky at the Downtown Vein& Vascular Center, performs minimally invasive procedures such as fallopian tube blockage treatment. Contact the Brooklyn practice to schedule an appointment and get the specialized treatment you deserve.
Sergei Sobolevsky, MD, is a leading specialist in endovascular medicine with experience in vascular and interventional radiology. Dr. Sobolevsky has decades of experience in the field, with over 25,000 procedures performed, accumulating extensive experience in image-guided minimally invasive medicine, diagnosing and treating a range of conditions.
Dr. Sobolevsky earned his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree in 1997 from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He received his specialty clinical training in vascular and interventional radiology at Harvard University. Later, he earned his MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Recognized as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor and named to the Top Doctors New York Metro Area in 2020, 2021, and 2022, Dr. Sobolevsky is licensed in multiple states, has delivered presentations at numerous institutions in the US and abroad, and now acts as a clinical advisor for the biomedical industry. He also held multiple positions in the field during his career, including Chief of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York, NY, Senior Vice President in Clinical and Regulatory Affairs at Artann Laboratories in North Brunswick, NJ, and Medical Director at the American Endovascular and Amputation Prevention Center in Brooklyn.More About Dr. Sobolevsky
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