Some cases of infertility in both men and women can be helped with surgery.

Sterilisation can sometimes be reversed: fallopian tubes can be unblocked using keyhole surgery and, for men who cannot produce sperm (if they have had a vasectomy, or a failed vasectomy reversal), sperm can be retrieved surgically for use in fertility treatment.

The HFEA does not regulate any surgery.

For more information on surgery, see:

Page last updated: 14 April 2009

Who offers surgery?

To find HFEA-licensed clinics that offer surgery, Visit Choose a Fertility Clinic and look at any clinic's treatment and services page.