Damage from injury to the lining of a woman’s uterus will cause adhesions – scar tissue – to form between the front and back walls of her uterus. Adhesion scars in a woman’s uterus is known in the medical profession as AshermanSyndrome and is described as:
- Mild – thin stretch bands of scar tissue, or
- Severe – formation of thick bands.
Both mild and severe adhesion scars in a woman’s uterus can be successfully treated with a medical procedure called hysteroscopic resection.
Dr. George Kofinas recommends that intrauterine adhesions be treated by hysteroscopic guidance and resection.
A hysteroscope – a special operating device – is used by the doctor to remove the scar tissue while the patient is under anesthesia.
A hysteroscope is a thin, lighted tubular medical device that the doctor inserts into the patient’s vagina in order to examine her cervix and the inside of her uterus.
Post-surgery Treatment of Intrauterine Adhesions
It is common practice for surgeons:
- To separate the walls of the patient’s uterus by placing a temporary device – like a plastic catheter – in the patient’s uterus in order to keep the uterine walls from reforming adhesions.
- To prescribe hormonal treatment with estrogen.
- To prescribe treatment for inflammation, pain, and fever with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications.
- To recommend another surgery in order to complete the removal of the adhesions, if necessary.
Kofinas Fertility Institute Specializes in the Treatment of Intrauterine Adhesions
Dr. George Kofinas – the founder of Kofinas Fertility Institute in 1987 – is a pioneering doctor of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) and has successfully diagnosed and treated thousands of patients suffering from infertility due to intrauterine adhesions.
Dr. George Kofinas has been selected by New York magazine as one of the Best Doctors in the tri-state area for 17 of the past 17 years.
Dr. Kofinas has been chosen annually as a Top Doctor in Brooklyn.
To talk with a medical specialist having knowledge about how intrauterine adhesions are diagnosed and treated, contact Kofinas Fertility Institute.