Ovarian Drilling For PCOS
It sounds scary to drill ovary, but it is a simpler and minimally invasive procedure which is generally done during laparoscopy, is a treatment for PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome).
In this treatment procedure, 4-5 small holes are made into the surface of the ovary with a diathermy probe, which could help in conceive by regulating hormones level and improving ovulation and menstrual cycles. Procedure is done with general anesthesia and takes one day to stay in hospital. The main advantage of laparoscopy is that tubal patency can be checked at the same time during the procedure and method gives very good results which leads to ovulation in 60-70% cases and around 60% spontaneous pregnancies in six months to two years.
Treatment is associated with lower risk of multiple pregnancies and a very small risk of ovarian failure, if the blood supply to the ovary is unaffected. Studies have shown that up to 80% patients get benefit from this treatment. Additionally the minor risk associated with the procedure includes infection from the incision, bleeding, pain after the surgery and problem caused by anesthesia. After the laparoscopic ovarian drilling surgery, one can back to regular activities within 24 hours.
It is always advisable to talk to your doctor because this treatment procedure is only advised for those women whose fertility problems stem from PCOS.