Hysteroscopy Treatment Offered in Baltimore

 

Hysteroscopy is a procedure in which a doctor looks at the inside of a woman's uterus, or womb, using a thin tube-like device, called a hysteroscope.

The Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, provides patients comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic conditions and disorders. Our gynecologists are experienced and skilled in a variety of treatments including operative hysteroscopy.

What is a Hysteroscopy?

Operative hysteroscopy is a procedure used to treat causes of abnormal bleeding. Doctors use a tool known as a hysteroscope, a thin, lighted tube, to perform a surgical hysteroscopy within the uterus and cervical canal. Surgeons may use the hysteroscope as a diagnostic tool prior to performing surgical hysteroscopy. This is known as diagnostic hysteroscopy

Operative hysteroscopy is a less invasive procedure than a traditional hysterectomy and does not always require hospitalization. 

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How is a Hysteroscopy performed?

During an operative hysteroscopy, your doctor will insert a hysteroscope into the vagina and through the cervix. Your doctor may utilize the hysteroscope as a diagnostic tool first in order to examine the uterus. In some cases, a video screen will aid in the procedure. 

During an operative hysteroscopy, additional instruments may be placed through the hysteroscope to correct abnormal conditions discovered during the diagnosis process. In many cases, both procedures may be completed at the same time, eliminating the need for a second surgery. 

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Who should receive a Hysteroscopy?

A hysteroscopy is a surgery used to diagnose and treat symptomatic conditions including:

The gynecologists at The Institute for Gynecologic Care will use your medical history, risk factor and a thorough examination to help determine whether operative hysteroscopy is a suitable treatment option for your condition.