Is this the dawn of a new minimally invasive treatment for PCOS Infertility?...
Ovarian drilling has traditionally been used as a treatment for infertility in non Clomid responsive patients with PCOS. It is a form of laparoscopic surgery that destroys ovarian tissue with the goal of restoring hormonal balance resulting in ovulation and pregnancy. LOD (Laparoscopic Ovarian Drilling) is considered underutilized mainly due to the need for general anaesthetic, particular Physician skills and appropriate facilities to perform the procedure. Ablacare aims to transform this technique into a procedure that can take place in a fertility clinic setting using a technique that is more minimally invasive and likened to the retrieval of eggs for IVF.
The AblaCare Device is being trialled for Transvaginal Ablation of Ovarian Tissue under ultrasound visualisation in women with PCOS infertility. The trial involves testing the safety and effectiveness of the AblaCare Kit. The kit contains two elements, the disposable device, and a radiofrequency energy generator. The Ablacare Device is a short-term invasive disposable device positioned through the vagina to deliver radiofrequency energy inside the ovary to ablate ovarian tissue. The trial is currently being carried out in two UK hospitals Royal Derby and Royal Hallamshire Hospital and we can't wait to read the outcomes.
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