2011 Plenary Session: SRS Lecture - The Role of Reproductive Surgery in the ART Era

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Needs Assessment and Description

Due to the availability of assisted reproductive technologies (ART), the need for reproductive surgery as a primary treatment for infertility has declined. However, it has an important role in improving the success rate of ART treatment and, recently, in fertility preservation. Reports of new indications and techniques are published continuously. Some warrant practice pattern changes and the need to educate practitioners not only to promote fertility, but also to preserve fertility and reproductive function of young women undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment. 

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Summarize need and evidence-based development of minimally-invasive reproductive surgery to increase the success of assisted reproductive technologies.
  2. Describe surgical techniques to improve success rates after ART treatment.
  3. Outline various methods of fertility preservation, including ovarian transposition and ovarian cryopreservation and transplantation.

ACGME COMPETENCY
Medical Knowledge
Patient Care

Endowed by a 1999 grant from Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. 

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