Tubal Pregnancy Treatment

How Will The Complete Care Surgical Center Handle Your Tubal Pregnancy Treatment?

Ectopic Pregnancy Procedures


A tubal, or ectopic, pregnancy is when the embryo implants itself outside the uterine cavity. Laparoscopy is a surgical procedure in which we examine the inside of the abdomen. A thin long tube is inserted into the abdominal wall through a small incision. Laparoscopy can be used for an ectopic pregnancy when either of the two surgical procedures are being made:

  • Salpingostomy: This procedure involves removing the ectopic growth through a small incision cut in the fallopian tube. The cut can be left to close on its own or stitched closed.
  • Salpingectomy: A segment of the fallopian tube is removed, leaving the healthy fallopian tube to be reconnected. This procedure is necessary when the fallopian tube is stretched by the pregnancy.

Tubal Preservation

If the ectopic pregnancy is causing heavy bleeding or the Fallopian tube has ruptured, emergency surgery may be necessary and is performed through an abdominal incision (laparotomy). In some cases, the Fallopian tube can be repaired. Our team of highly-skilled surgeons will do their best to preserve the Fallopian tubes for future pregnancies.

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More About Tubal Pregnancy

What Is A Tubal Pregnancy?

A tubal, or ectopic, pregnancy, occurs when the embryo implants itself outside the uterine cavity – commonly within one of the two Fallopian tubes. A tubal pregnancy can’t proceed normally. The fertilized egg can’t survive, and the growing tissue might destroy various maternal structures. Left untreated, life-threatening blood loss to the mother is possible. Early treatment of a tubal pregnancy can help preserve the chance for future healthy pregnancies.Tubal Pregnancy Treatment (graphic)

Most Common Causes
For An Ectopic Pregnancy

The more you smoke, the higher your risk is of an ectopic pregnancy.

This is often the result of an infection such as chlamydia, or gonorrhea.

Endometriosis can cause scar tissue around the fallopian tubes, which can also cause an ectopic pregnancy.

Maternal ages of 35-44 years have a higher chance of an ectopic pregnancy.

Common Symptoms For An Ectopic Pregnancy

  • Vaginal Bleeding
  • Weakness, dizziness, or fainting
  • Sharp or stabbing pain that may occur in the pelvis and abdomen.

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