What is Hysteroscopy? It is a procedure that allows doctor to see the uterine cavity and cervical canal using a thin, light cable and high resolution camera. The procedure is done through the vagina.
Why is Hysteroscopy done? It is used for Investigation and for treatment. Diagnostic Hysteroscopy is used to know whether the uterine cavity and cervical canal are appearing normal.
Surgical Hysteroscopy are useful in correction of the uterine cavity, where the embryo is supposed to implant.
- Polypectomy : removal of polyp from uterine cavity
- Submucus Myomectomy: removal of myoma / fibroid
- Septal Resection: removal of septum in the uterine cavity. (septum may be partial or total)
- Correction of Congenital Uterine Malformations.
How is Hysteroscopy Performed?
- Depending on whether it is necessary or not, anesthetic is given to numb the area
- A hysteroscope (cable-like camera) is inserted into the vagina, through the cervix and into the uterus.
- The necessary images are gathered. If biopsy is required, then the necessary tissue is taken.