This surgery is not commonly used. But it can be an option if you still don't ovulate after you lose weight and try fertility medicines.
Ovarian drilling is usually done through a small incision (laparoscopy), with general anesthesia. The surgeon makes a small incision in the belly at the belly button. The surgeon then places a tube to inflate the belly with a small amount of air. This lets the surgeon insert the viewing tool (laparoscope) without damage to the internal organs. The surgeon looks through the laparoscope at the internal organs. Surgical tools may be inserted through the same incision or other small incisions in the pelvic area.
You will likely go home the same day and can do your normal activities within 24 hours. Your return to normal activities will depend on how quickly you recover from surgery. It may take a few days or as long as 2 to 4 weeks.
Ovarian drilling is sometimes used if you have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and still don't ovulate after you've tried weight loss and fertility medicine. Destroying part of the ovaries may restore regular ovulation cycles.
Ovarian drilling can help restore ovulation and improve the chances of becoming pregnant for some people who don't respond to other treatments.
Risks of the procedure include:
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