In addition to being done in a more comfortable environment than a hospital, an office hysteroscopy is more cost-effective and efficient. After several minutes of preparation, the procedure is usually completed in 10 minutes. It also requires no recovery time, and patients can resume their normal day afterward. Women are welcome to bring someone with them, but this is not a requirement.
In contrast, when a hysteroscopy is performed in a hospital setting, patients must take an entire day off work since they are expected to arrive 1-2 hours prior the procedure and must be prepared to have the rest of the day to recover since strong sedation medications that are used.