Hysteroscopy Procedures

Hysteroscopy Procedures

The advanced-trained GYN surgical specialists at The Center for Innovative GYN Care® (CIGC®) treat complex GYN conditions with state-of-the-art techniques.

Hysteroscopy is a procedure in which a long thin camera is inserted into the uterus through the vagina. The procedure can be diagnostic or operative. When performing a hysteroscopy procedure at CIGC, our goals are to have the smallest and least amount of incisions possible, minimize risk of complications, and help you recover faster with less pain.

  • State-Of-The-Art Techniques
  • Return Home The Same Day
  • Faster Recovery

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In-office Hysteroscopy: Diagnostic

An office hysteroscopy is conveniently performed in a physician’s office under local anesthesia. Numbing medication is injected into the cervix and a very thin camera is guided into the uterine cavity.

This procedure can identify abnormalities involving the uterine cavity:

  • Intrauterine fibroids
  • Intrauterine adhesions
  • Endometrial polyps
  • Masses suspicious for malignancy

A small biopsy can be performed during the evaluation to rule out malignancy. If a fibroid or intrauterine adhesions are found, operative hysteroscopy under IV sedation in the operating room will be required.

Operative Hysteroscopy

Operative Hysteroscopy is used to remove intrauterine growth (fibroid or polyp), uterine septum, or adhesions.

An operative hysteroscopy is performed in an operating room under IV sedation administered by an anesthesiologist. During the procedure, the cervical canal is dilated and a larger-caliber camera (scope) is guided into the uterine cavity. The uterine cavity is distended with fluid and a heated loop device is then used to cut away the fibroid (hysteroscopic myomectomy), polyp, septum or adhesions.

In cases of large fibroids, uterine septum, or extensive adhesions, several procedures are required for complete removal and should be performed by an experienced surgeon to avoid complications. One of the risks of operative hysteroscopy is the formation of intrauterine adhesions. In some cases, an intrauterine balloon is placed at the completion of the procedure to decrease bleeding and prevent scarring. The balloon is removed in the office after seven days, and the patient is prescribed high-dose estrogen for several weeks to rebuild a healthy uterine lining and further prevent the formation of intrauterine adhesions.

Hysteroscopy D&C

Hysteroscopy D&C is usually performed to evaluate the cause of abnormal uterine bleeding and most importantly to rule out malignancy in post-menopausal patients.
D&C is an abbreviation for Dilation and Curettage, which refers to the dilation of the cervix and scraping (curettage) of the uterine lining. This procedure is performed under anesthesia in the operating room.

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The CIGC GYN Hysteroscopy Surgery Advantage

When performing any procedure at CIGC, our goals are to:

  • Have the smallest and least amount of incisions possible
  • Have few complications
  • Cause the least amount of pain
  • Give you the fastest possible recovery

We have performed thousands of laparoscopic procedures for all types of GYN conditions, including fibroids, endometriosis, pelvic masses, and pelvic pain. We are renowned both nationally and internationally for our results.

Women choose CIGC because GYN surgery is the only medicine we practice. We have made a commitment to performing hysteroscopy and other gynecological procedures, and our specialists are board-certified and fellowship-trained in minimally invasive surgery. We do not use open or robotic procedures, so we can achieve our goals of treating your condition with as little pain as possible.

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