Fertility Belgium

Gynaecology

It goes without saying that fertility problems are not the only issues treated at our practice. We also have several colleagues who specialise in general gynaecology and obstetrics.

After all, we must not forget that patients who get pregnant after a fertility treatment often belong to the high-risk pregnancy group. One reason for this may be the fertility treatment itself, for example a patient with scarring of the uterus following a myomectomy. These patients require special care, which also makes it a good idea for them to be monitored by an obstetrician who is familiar with fertility issues. In any case, close monitoring of the pregnancy, which obviously attends to the physical aspects but also to the psychological and psycho-social impact of a high-risk pregnancy, is necessary.

Furthermore, we must not forget that a lot of modern endoscopic surgery has evolved out of fertility surgery. Particularly poor results in fertility surgery using traditional open surgery in the 1970s and 1980 led to endoscopic and microsurgical techniques, and later robotic surgical techniques, developing into fully-fledged options. Microsurgical and endoscopic techniques developed for fallopian and uterine surgery (myomectomy, removal of a uterine septum, adhesiolysis etc.) led to applications for general gynaecological issues. This evolution led in turn to the development of the laparoscopic hysterectomy, an operation that has since replaced the traditional hysterectomy as the standard treatment. Incidentally, all of the doctors at our centre are experienced endoscopic surgeons. Today even robots are being used more and more in surgical operations, more specifically in oncology and then mainly in abdominal gynaecological oncology (cervical cancer, endometrial carcinoma, ovarian carcinoma etc.).