A hysteroscopy is an essential tool for diagnosing and treating abnormal uterine bleeding. At Women’s Specialty Care SC, with offices in Grayslake and Lake Forest, Illinois, the team led by Karen Mass, MD, FACOG, and Leslie Rubeck, CNM, uses the Endosee® advanced direct visualization system to perform hysteroscopy procedures in minutes. Call Women’s Specialty Care SC today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.
A hysteroscopy duals as a uterine evaluation and minor gynecologic surgical procedure that allows your provider at the Women’s Specialty Care SC team to view your cervix. The procedure involves inserting a camera called a hysteroscope into your uterus through your vagina to identify the cause of abnormal uterine bleeding.
Once the team detects the cause, they can perform a minimally invasive procedure to remedy it. This typically involves removing growths, like uterine fibroids, or an intrauterine device (IUD). In this way, a hysteroscopy acts as a diagnostic procedure and treatment. The team may perform an operative laparoscopy right after your diagnostic procedure to avoid multiple visits.
At Women’s Specialty Care SC, the team uses the Endosee® advanced direct visualization system to perform hysteroscopy procedures quickly with a high level of precision for your comfort and convenience.
The team may recommend a hysteroscopy to diagnose and treat a wide range of women’s health conditions, such as:
If you’ve suffered multiple miscarriages, the team may perform a hysteroscopy to determine whether the cause is scar tissue. They may remove the scar tissue during an operative hysteroscopy to improve your fertility.
What happens during your procedure depends on the type of hysteroscopy you have. The two types of hysteroscopy procedures are:
During a diagnostic hysteroscopy, the team administers a sedative to help you relax before dilating the cervix. A speculum allows the team to widen your cervix for a clear view. Next, they insert the Endosee camera, so the team can see your uterus on an outside monitor. To diagnose a condition, they may use the Endosee hysteroscope to take a tissue biopsy.
If you undergo an operative hysteroscopy, the team may administer an anesthetic in addition to the sedative. Next, they open your cervix and insert the hysteroscope before passing instruments through to perform the procedure, which usually involves removing IUDs, growths, lesions, or scar tissue.
Call Women’s Specialty Care SC today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about hysteroscopy procedures.