California Uterine Transplantation

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Frequently Asked Questions About Uterine Transplant Surgery

About Uterine Transplantation Surgery in Oxnard, California

Because uterine transplantation surgery is still an experimental procedure, our patients have many questions about how it is performed. Our California uterine transplant surgeons are happy to answer any questions that you may have about the process or our work in the field. We have compiled the answers to many of the most common questions about the uterus transplant procedure below, but if you do not see your question below, please contact us at any time.

Please feel free to call (805) 250-8005 to learn more about California uterine transplant surgery from Uterine Transplant, Inc.

  • Who Is a Candidate for This Surgery?

    Those who are struggling with uterine factor infertility are likely candidates for the procedure. This could mean any number of things, ranging from an absent or abnormal uterus, to another situation that involves the inability to conceive due to a flaw in the uterus. Consult with our team to see if you are a candidate for the procedure.
  • Are There Any Safety Risks?

    Anyone who is interested in undergoing this process should be aware that this procedure is still experimental and may carry a number of serious risks. Any major surgery is always a risky process to begin with, and a transplant surgery requires that the patient takes medication to stop the body from rejecting the introduced organ. These drugs can also increase the risk of infections and pre-term delivery. It is unknown how these drugs will affect a fetus, but past studies have suggested that these drugs are likely to be safe to use during pregnancy.
  • Have There Been Successful Uterine Transplants?

    To date, nine women in Sweden underwent the procedure safely. Five of these women were able to become pregnant and, so far, four gave healthy live births. In this particular study, living relatives of the women acted as the donors. It is likely that any procedures performed will be done so with organs from deceased donors, so this should be taken into account.
  • Is Conception Through Intercourse Possible?

    It is not possible to conceive a child through intercourse with this procedure. Pregnancy must be achieved through a fertility treatment. Before the surgery, eggs will be harvested from the ovaries, fertilized in a lab. Once a donor is found, the surgery will be performed. After healing is complete, the embryos are later implanted in the uterus.
  • Can Vaginal Birth Be Given?

    To avoid getting damaged in the labor process, birth must happen through a cesarean section.
  • How Long Post-Surgery Must a Woman Wait to Become Pregnant?

    After undergoing the surgery a full year must pass before pregnancy can be attempted to allow for proper healing.
  • How Many Times Can a Transplant Recipient Give Birth?

    After the first successful birth, a woman is given the option to keep the uterus in order to try to have another baby. After the second birth, however, the uterus will need to be removed. This is done because taking the medication that allows the body to keep the organ without rejection have serious risks if taken long-term.

Contact Uterine Transplant, Inc.

New innovative projects like uterine transplantation, require a clear understanding of surgical concepts that are usually acquired through years of clinical research. We believe that our extensive surgical experience and multidisciplinary team will help us address various challenges that we may face during the course of our journey.

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