Operative Hysteroscopy

What is an Operative Hysteroscopy?

Operative Hysteroscopy

An operative Hysteroscopy is a common, minimally invasive procedure that is utilized to diagnose and treat problems within the uterus. This procedure is done utilizing a hysteroscope, a small tool that has revolutionized the procedure and allows women to be treated on a mostly outpatient basis. Below, we will go over the main reasons for an operative hysteroscopy and details of what to expect during and after the procedure.

Reasons for an Operative Hysteroscopy

The most common reasons for an operative hysteroscopy is to find and remove growths from the uterus. It is also commonly performed on those with fertility issues, as the minimally invasive operation can diagnose and treat problems within the uterus that lead to fertility problems. Women experiencing abnormal bleeding are also common patients of the operative hysteroscopy procedure.

Operative Hysteroscopy Procedure

After a doctor determines that an operative hysteroscopy is the best course of action for a patient, the procedure will be scheduled by our OR coordinator.  This surgery is usually performed as an outpatient using general anesthesia (where the patient is put completely to sleep).

During the procedure, the doctor will guide the hysteroscope through the cervix and into the uterus. This tool will allow the doctor to fill the uterus (usually with a saline solution) so that it is easier to view the uterine wall and examine what needs to be treated. The hysteroscope has a camera that allows doctors to see what they are doing with great detail, and small tools for any operative aspects of the procedure can be easily passed through the scope for treatment.

Each operative hysteroscopy will be different depending on what is found during the hysteroscopy. Some operations are more complex than others, thus increasing the length of the procedure.

Recovery from an Operative Hysteroscopy

After the procedure, the doctor will remove the hysteroscope and the liquid in the uterus will drain out. As previously stated, each patient’s operation may be different so recovery time will vary. For the most part, patients will be able to go home the same day and can typically return to work the next day. Follow up care and check ups will be required to ensure proper healing and the next steps for treatment if necessary, depending on the results of the operative hysteroscopy.

Schedule Your Operative Hysteroscopy Procedure Today

If you are looking for a New Jersey hysteroscopy specialist, the professionals at Women First Health Center are here to help. Our doctors have extensive experience with operative hysteroscopy procedures and have completed many from the comfort of an outpatient setting. Please contact us if you think you may need an operative hysteroscopy or to discuss any gynecological or obstetric concerns you may have. We look forward to helping you!

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