The most common cause of female infertility is a blockage of the fallopian tube through which eggs pass from the ovary to the uterus. Occasionally, these tubes become plugged or narrowed, often due to the accumulation of mucus or debris, which can prevent successful pregnancy. Horizon Vascular Specialists can diagnose and treat a blockage in the fallopian tubes with a non-invasive procedure called fallopian tube recanalization (FTR).
This procedure begins with a standard hysterosalpingogram to evaluate the condition of the fallopian tubes. During this procedure, a flexible tube, or catheter, is placed into the uterus to clear the blockage. The procedure is done with sedation and patients will be able to return home shortly afterwards.