Testing & Diagnostics
Wire Guide Canalization
When selective salpingography to remove a tubal obstruction does not work, wire guide canalization may be performed to make the fallopian tube patent. In this procedure, a thin, flexible wire is carefully threaded through a selective salpingography catheter, and passed directly inside a fallopian tube. This technique, which is analogous to using a plumber's "snake" to open a blocked drain, is another technique CHR physicians developed to open a blocked fallopian tube.
"Wire-guide canalization originated at CHR, where it was developed by Dr. Norbert Gleicher."
Norbert Gleicher, MD, leads CHR’s clinical and research efforts as Medical Director and Chief Scientist. A world-renowned specialist in reproductive endocrinology, Dr. Gleicher has published hundreds of peer-reviewed papers and lectured globally while keeping an active clinical career focused on ovarian aging, immunological issues and other difficult cases of infertility.