Hysteroscopy

Hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure for viewing the inside of the uterus. Hysteroscopy is performed by inserting a visualizing scope through the vagina and into the cervical opening. Hysteroscopy allows visualization of the inside of the uterus, including the openings to the Fallopian tubes, as well as direct examination of the cervix, cervical canal and vagina. A hysteroscope is a device used to examine the uterus in order to diagnose and treat abnormal bleeding, uterus problems, and infertility. Hysteroscopic instruments are used during this procedure. Hysteroscopes are thin tubes with telescopes that allow a doctor to see inside the womb to diagnose abnormalities and take a sample for further examination (biopsy). As the hysteroscope is inserted through the cervix, hysteroscopy is a simple procedure that requires no stitches or cuts.