In-Office Procedures — Hysteroscopy
Hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that provides a way to look inside the uterus. This procedure utilizes a hysteroscope, which is a thin, lighted telescope that is inserted through the vagina and cervix and into the uterus.
A diagnostic hysteroscopy allows the surgeon to diagnose certain conditions such as abnormal uterine bleeding, infertility, adhesions, polyps, or fibroids. Diagnostic hysteroscopy can usually be done in the clinic setting without anesthesia.
An operative hysteroscopy may be used to both diagnose and treat certain conditions such as abnormal uterine bleeding, infertility, adhesions, septums, polyps, or fibroids, which can often be removed through the hysteroscope. Although these procedures are more complex and are often done in an operating room setting with anesthesia, patients are able to go home the same day (outpatient surgery).