Fallopian Tube Recanalization Specialist


Fallopian Tube Recanalization

If you struggle to get pregnant because there’s a blockage in your fallopian tubes, you may be a candidate for fallopian tube recanalization. Women in Atlanta and throughout the Southeast turn to Dr. Neel Patel, MD for treatment of blocked fallopian tubes at Minimally Invasive Center of Atlanta, with clinics in Duluth and Decatur, Georgia. Call the office to learn more or book an appointment online.

What are Fallopian tubes?

The fallopian tubes, also called uterine tubes, are two long narrow tubes that run between the uterus and the ovaries and transport the egg to the womb. Tiny hairs on the tubes sweep the egg along as it travels from the ovaries to the uterus.

What causes fallopian tube blockage?

There can be various reasons for the egg to meet interference and can’t travel freely through a fallopian tube:

  • Endometriosis

  • Scar tissue

  • Tumors

  • Infection

  • Inflammation

  • Debris or mucus build up

What is fallopian tube recanalization?

Blockage in your fallopian tubes keeps your eggs from traveling to the uterus and is a leading cause of female infertility. Dr. Patel performs fallopian tube recanalization to remove the blockage and open the tube.

For many women, eliminating the obstruction makes it possible to become pregnant within one or two menstrual cycles.

How is the fallopian tube recanalization performed?

The procedure is non-surgical and requires no incisions. Dr. Patel begins by placing a speculum in your vagina to access your cervix.

He slips a catheter through to your fallopian tube and uses contrast dye to identify the exact location of the blockage. A second catheter runs through the first one and pushes through the tube to clear the obstruction.

How long does fallopian tube recanalization take?

There are a few minutes of preparatory sterilization to prepare you for the procedure, but when it’s underway, the recanalization treatment only takes about 30 minutes. The skilled and caring team at Minimally Invasive Center of Atlanta monitor your recovery for a couple of hours and send you home to recuperate fully.

What can I expect after the procedure?

You shouldn’t have any pain at all, but there is likely to be some light spotting for two or three days after your fallopian tube recanalization procedure. Keep a light pad close and let the office know if you experience heavy bleeding, vaginal discharge, fever, or any discomfort.

A fallopian tube recanalization may be right for you if you'd like to improve your chances of fertilization and pregnancy. Call the office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Patel. You can also use the online scheduling tool to book online.

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