A hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive endoscopic procedure that allows a detailed evaluation of the inside of the uterus. It provides more accurate and thorough information than an ultrasound and is an important diagnostic tool for women suffering from heavy or painful periods, irregular bleeding or infertility.
At Veritas Fertility & Surgery, we provide office-based hysteroscopy for the convenience of our patients. Many gynecologists schedule these procedures in a surgery center or hospital setting, which is more costly and takes much longer to complete.
During an office hysteroscopy, the doctors at Veritas Fertility and Surgery insert a small, lighted telescopic camera through the cervix and into the uterine cavity. A saline solution is used to expand the uterine cavity for a clearer view. With this procedure, uterine abnormalities such as polyps, fibroids, adhesions and inflammation of the uterine lining can be identified. If adhesions or polyps are present, Dr. Puthoff or Dr. Yeung can remove them during the office hysteroscopy in most cases. If more significant uterine abnormalities are found, such as fibroids or a uterine septum, then a procedure to treat these can be scheduled in a surgery center or hospital. Even in these cases, the office hysteroscopy still provides valuable information to guide decision-making for a subsequent procedure.