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Jamie Leonard, RN

Next Step: Surgery

by | June 28, 2012

After completing your fertility evaluation, your physician may recommend surgery as a next step.

Surgery can be an excellent way to diagnose and treat many gynecological problems such as: endometriosis, ovarian cysts, pelvic and/or intrauterine adhesions, uterine fibroids, endometrial polyps, fallopian tube disease and obstruction, and congenital abnormalities of the pelvic organs such as a uterine or vaginal septum. Our physicians want to make sure that your pelvic organs are as perfect as possible to ensure that you have the best chance to conceive.


Many patients are nervous about having surgery and want to know what to expect.

Our office has designated Surgery Coordinators who will help to facilitate the scheduling of surgery and walk you through the process every step of the way.  They will help to determine the best time and location to have your surgery.  Many surgeries are scheduled based upon where you are at in your cycle, so please make sure to know your last menstrual period when calling to schedule.

Our Surgery Coordinators will also verify your insurance benefits, and they will obtain any authorizations required by your insurance for the procedure.  The coordinators will provide an estimate of the fees that will be due for the surgery.  These fees are collected at your pre-operative appointment.

A pre-operative appointment will be scheduled with your physician prior to your surgery.  This will give you an opportunity to discuss the procedure in detail with your physician as well as have any questions you may have answered prior to the procedure.  Recovery time is dependent upon what surgical procedure(s) you have performed, and your physician will also discuss this with you.

After surgery, you will receive a phone call from our clinical nurses to check in with you on your recovery.  The clinical nurse will also answer any questions that you may have, and she will schedule a post operative appointment for you.  During this appointment, your physician will discuss the surgical findings as well as the plan for you moving forward.  The post-operative appointment usually occurs about one to two weeks after the surgery takes place.

Many times you can proceed with treatment during the menstrual cycle following surgery.  It is dependent upon the type of procedure(s) performed and the findings at the time of surgery – your physician or nurse can advise you if this is a possibility.

If you have any questions regarding surgery or how to schedule, you can reach our Surgery Coordinators at 512-451-0149 ext 7419 (Sharon) or ext 7431 (Cyndi).

Please check out our website at for more information.

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Jamie Leonard, RN

Jamie Leonard graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from The University of Oklahoma in 2005 and has been working in the Reproductive Endocrinology field as a Registered Nurse since 2006 at Texas Fertility Center. She has struggled with her own fertility issues in the past. Jamie has experienced both the positive and negative aspects of infertility and is able to empathize with couples trying to conceive.

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