Minimally Invasive Surgery
Hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that is used to diagnose and treat abnormalities of the uterus, including:
Fibroids, also called myomas, are benign tumors found in the muscular wall of the uterus. Fibroids cause uterine enlargement, heavy and abnormal vaginal bleeding, bladder pressure, need for frequent urination and pelvic pain. Fibroids can play a role in infertility and miscarriage.
Endometrial Polyps are growths attached to the wall of the uterus and protrude into the uterine lining cavity. They can cause heavy or irregular bleeding and can interfere with achieving pregnancy.
Uterine Adhesions are scar tissue between the inner walls of the uterus. They can prevent pregnancy from occurring. The most common cause is injury to the uterine cavity.
Heavy uterine bleeding may be caused by uterine fibroids or polyps which can be treated with hysteroscopy.
A uterine septum is a is a congenital abnormality where the uterine cavity is partitioned by a longitudinal septum. A septum can increase the risk of miscarriage.
Diagnostic hysteroscopy is typically performed in our office. If treatment of an abnormality is required, the procedure is performed in the hospital, on an out-patient basis, under general anesthesia. Most women are able to resume normal activities immediately following a hysteroscopy.