Gynaecological surgery

As part of your pre-treatment assessment at Herts & Essex Fertility Centre, we will check for common gynaecological conditions such as uterine fibroids, polyps, ovarian cysts and blocked and dilated fallopian tubes (hydrosalpinx). Some of these can be readily resolved and could restore your natural fertility and ability to conceive. Where fertility treatment is needed, we carry out surgery to maximise your chances of successful pregnancy.

Your peace of mind matters, so it’s reassuring to know that as one of the best IVF clinics in the UK, our gynaecological surgery team has decades of experience. Surgery is only ever undertaken where it is to your advantage and of minimal risk. The surgery is discussed with you in detail and performed by our own reproductive surgery specialists. Where a referral to other specialists is necessary, detailed information is provided, including recommendations, thus maximising surgical benefit.

Typical gynaecology surgery at Herts & Essex Fertility Centre includes:

Laparoscopic surgery

This is keyhole surgery – a technique involving only small incisions – for assessing the pelvis, removing scar tissue (also known as adhesions), managing ovarian cysts and treating hydrosalpinx and ectopic pregnancies.

Hysteroscopic surgery

This involves inserting a camera into the womb through the cervix. Diagnoses can be confirmed and uterine fibroids, polyps, and scar tissue surgically treated

Open surgery

For large fibroids, open surgery may be required.

Surgical management of miscarriage

Miscarriage following fertility treatment or natural conception is very traumatic. You will be offered management choices, including awaiting natural resolution or surgical treatment. This is available at Herts & Essex Fertility Centre, providing convenient management with your familiar clinical team at a very stressful time.

To find out more

If you’d like to know more about our operating facilities or the implications of gynaecological surgery for fertility problems, please feel free to get in touch on 01992 78 50 60 or by emailing