Hysteroscopic Surgery

Gynecologic Clinic
Hysteroscopic Surgery
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210 618 4000
Hysteroscopy is a procedure that examines the interior of the uterus, known as the endometrial cavity, using an instrument called a hysteroscope.
The hysteroscope is a type of telescope with a diameter ranging from 2.8 to 10 mm, linked to a monitor, and it captures images which are depicted on a screen.
A hysteroscopy may be performed for diagnostic (diagnostic hysteroscopy) or therapeutic (invasive hysteroscopy) purposes.

Frequent hysteroscopic procedures include:

  • Diagnostic hysteroscopy
  • Removal of polyps
  • Removal of fibroids
  • Repair of congenital uterine deformities (septum resection)
  • Lysis of adhesions
  • Infertility assessment

Common indications for a hysteroscopy include:

  • Infertility and multiple IVF failures
  • Recurrent miscarriages
  • Postmenopausal bleeding
  • Extremely heavy menstrual flow
  • Irregular bleeding between periods
  • Suspicion of endometrial malignancy
No incisions or sutures are performed in a hysteroscopy. It is usually performed under light general anesthesia, while saline is used to better visualize the endometrial cavity. If deemed necessary, a biopsy may be collected for a histological exam.

The gynecologist may detect any abnormal findings in the uterus and correct them in the same procedure. In addition, they may find and remove an intrauterine device if it has shifted from its position.