Diagnostics & Treatment
A hysteroscopy is the inspection of the uterine cavity with a device called a hysteroscope. A hysteroscopy is a valuable tool in the evaluation and identifying the cause of issues such as heavy menstrual periods, bleeding between periods or other gynecological problems. This in-office test lets us view the endometrial cavity with a thin telescope that is inserted through the cervix and into the uterus to exam the endometrial cavity for fibroids, polyps and other problems. The test is performed under local anesthesia, with minimum discomfort. Most women can return to their normal activities immediately.
A Hysteroscopy Can Replace Major Surgery
Hysteroscopy can also be used to remove abnormal growths. During operative hysteroscopy, we use a hysteroscope with channels through which we can insert very thin instruments to remove polyps, cut adhesions and perform other procedures that once required operative surgery. In fact, hysteroscopy may offer an alternative to a hysterectomy.