What is Hysteroscopic surgery?   

Hysteroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical procedure which uses a hysteroscope that aids to examine the interior of the uterus along with cervical canal. The hysteroscope is inserted via the vagina and then into the cervical opening which allows visualizing interiors of the uterus, in addition to direct examination of the cervical canal, and vagina. Hysteroscopic surgery can either be operative or diagnostic.

Why is Hysteroscopic surgery performed?   

Hysteroscopic surgery is used for diagnosis and treatment and is performed by a gynecologist under short general anesthesia.

If you’re having heavy menstrual periods and severe cramping, or your doctor needs to know more about your reproductive health, she may recommend you have a hysteroscopy. The procedure can give her an up-close look at your cervix and uterus and help her learn what’s causing problems.

Why Would I Need the Procedure?

During a hysteroscopy, your doctor inserts a hysteroscope — a thin tube with light on the end — into your vagina. She’ll be able to see into your cervix and inside your uterus. If she finds anything abnormal, she can take a sample for later testing.

Among the most common reasons for a hysteroscopy are periods that are longer or heavier than normal, or bleeding between periods.

You might also need the procedure in these situations:

  • Your Pap test results are abnormal.
  • You’ve been bleeding after menopause.
  • There are fibroids, polyps, or scarring on your uterus.
  • You’ve had more than one miscarriage or problems getting pregnant.
  • Your doctor needs a small tissue sample (biopsy) of the lining of your uterus.
  • You’re having a sterilization procedure as a permanent form of birth control.
  • Your IUD has come out of place.