Fallopian Tube Recanalization (FTR) is a non-surgical procedure to clear blockages in the fallopian tubes. As the only practice in South Africa offering FTR currently, we often get asked to share what it entails. Here is everything you need to know about FTR 😊
👉 To start the procedure, patients will receive an intravenous drip and short-acting medication to assist with any discomfort.
👉 A liquid dye called ‘contrast’ is injected through a catheter to fill and examine the uterine cavity and fallopian tubes (to assess whether one or both tubes are blocked). If a fallopian tube is blocked, there will be no spillage of the dye into the abdominal cavity.
👉 A speculum is then placed in the vagina and a small catheter is inserted through the cervix into the uterus.
👉 If a fallopian tube is found to be blocked, a soft microwire is then threaded through the fallopian tube to clear the blockage 🙌
If you would like to enquire about FTR, please contact us via our website www.fibroids.co.za or send us a message online 🌻