Operative Hysteroscopy Specialist
Women's Obstetrics and Gynecology
Operative hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat uterine disorders without open surgery. Using a hysteroscope, the uterus can be accessed through the vagina and cervix without any incisions through the abdominal wall. When possible, our providers use operative hysteroscopy to perform minimally invasive procedures to treat reproductive medical conditions.
Operative Hysteroscopy Q & A
Why would I need an operative hysteroscopy?
- Removal or detection of a displaced IUD
- Removal of polyps or fibroid tumors
- Treatment of excessive menstrual bleeding
Your OB/GYN can perform a diagnostic and operative hysteroscopy at the same time in some circumstances. Diagnostic evaluation and treatment may be done during the same appointment, using the advanced technology available at Rodeo Drive Women’s Health Center.
Is hysteroscopy an operation?
How do I prepare for an operative hysteroscopy?
What can I expect during my procedure?
First, a speculum will be inserted into vaginal canal to view and dilate the cervix to allow access of the hysteroscope. Your physician expels a gas or fluid into the cavity through the hysteroscope to expand the uterus for a better view during the procedure. If there is tissue that needs treatment or removal, small instruments are used to perform the minor surgery, by using the hysteroscope images to guide your physician.
In most cases, an operative hysteroscopy can be performed in one hour or less. After the procedure is complete, your OB/GYN will give you instructions for post-procedure care.