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Laparoscopy (“band-aid surgery”) is the method of choice when surgery is needed to evaluate and to treat infertility that is associated with conditions such as endometriosis, blocked fallopian tubes and adhesions. This minimally invasive and outpatient surgical approach offers a very short recovery and proven successful outcomes. Dr. Ripps is one of a limited number of surgeons in this region specifically trained in laser laparoscopy and certified by the Accreditation Council for Gynecologic Endoscopy. Patients can read about personal experiences of other women who had this surgery for infertility on our Patient Testimonials page.











Endometriosis is a common condition, more common in a population of infertile women. Symptoms do not reliably predict its presence, but combinations of findings can raise suspicions. Fortunately, well-designed clinical trials support laparoscopic surgery to be an effective intervention. Patients who feel this may be their impediment to successful conception are encouraged to learn more about it and seek consultation by Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologists, who are uniquely trained to address this problem.

 Dr. Ripps acheived international acclaim for his pioneering contributions and research to better understand and treat endometriosis and its associated consequences.


This endoscopic surgical expertise extends to hysteroscopy, as well. Hysteroscopy allows for precise procedures within the uterine cavity. Techniques allow hysteroscopic surgery for removal of “internal” fibroids and polyps as effective alternatives to hysterectomy that may maintain childbearing as an option. Newer devices allow selective cannulation of fallopian tubes to determine if obstruction can be repaired and the fallopian tube salvaged.

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