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Treatments & Procedures

Surgery is sometimes required to treat conditions associated with infertility, such as endometriosis and uterine fibroids. Today, most surgical treatments for infertility are performed on an outpatient basis with minimally invasive techniques such as laparoscopy and hysteroscopy. These services are available at several locations for patient convenience.

Cleveland Clinic infertility physicians are internationally recognized for their expertise in laparoscopic treatment and were the first physicians in the world to perform a totally robotic surgery. Today, with either robotic or laparoscopic techniques, we offer:

  • Treatment of endometriosis including very advanced stages of disease
  • Removal of fibroids
  • Removal of adhesions (scar tissue)
  • Reversal of tubal ligation
  • Opening blocked tubes
  • Repair of uterine malformations

A male infertility factor plays a role in at least 40% of infertile couples. For this reason, the male partner and female partner should both be assessed in a fertility evaluation by fertility specialists.

At Cleveland Clinic, male infertility is a subspecialty of urology, directed by nationally recognized Edmund Sabanegh, MD Physicians and fertility specialists in the Glickman Urological Institute’s Section of Male Infertility are dedicated to understanding and treating men who are unable to initiate a pregnancy.

Several exciting treatments for male infertility are now available. We offer a full range of services, including medical evaluation, treatment and surgical procedures. The surgical procedures most commonly performed include:

  • Microsurgical vasectomy reversal (reversal of sterilization)
  • Microsurgical correction of obstruction in the epididymis
  • Microsurgical varicocele ligation
  • Testicular and epididymal sperm extraction for in vitro fertilization procedures done by fertility specialists with intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). This procedure allows some men who have no sperm in the ejaculate to be able to father a child.

For more information on male infertility, please visit the Glickman Urological Institute’s Section of Male Infertility.

For more information on andrology services at Cleveland Clinic Beachwood Fertility Center, please call 216.839.3150 or 216.839.3179.

A cancer diagnosis may not immediately lead to thoughts about one's fertility. But, if you're a woman of childbearing age or a man who is concerned about his future ability to become a father, it is important to understand that the treatments that help fight cancer may also affect your ability to have children.

Cleveland Clinic fertility specialists offer several options to preserving your fertility.

Download a booklet that provides information on infertility risks, fertility preservation options and parenting options after cancer.

Find out more about treatment options for infertility, ranging from initial diagnosis to drug therapy to surgical solutions.