Hysteroscopy is a modern minimally invasive method that allows us to examine the interior of the uterus in order to diagnose and treat various gynecological diseases. It is performed with the help of a tool called a hysteroscope. The hysteroscope is nothing more than a thin tube with an integrated camera, which is inserted through the vagina and cervix into the uterus. This allows us to have a live image of the interior of the uterine cavity.
Hysteroscopy can be used for both diagnosis and treatment of diseases, and in some cases, diagnosis and treatment can be done simultaneously.
This is the type of hysteroscopy we perform when there is suspicion of some pathology related to the uterus and we want to reach a diagnosis. Having a direct image of the interior of the uterus allows us to identify or rule out pathological conditions. For example, if a woman has abnormal bleeding, inserting our camera into the uterus allows us to accurately examine the entire endometrial cavity for diseases, such as uterine polyps, which could be the cause of the symptoms. Similarly, in a woman with infertility, we can diagnose conditions such as uterine septum or adhesions.
Interventional hysteroscopy is a hysteroscopy performed with the help of special, very thin tools that allow the surgical removal of pathology from the interior of the uterus, such as fibroids, polyps, and others.
Hysteroscopy is a procedure that we recommend for problems such as:
Hysteroscopy has significant benefits as a medical procedure because:
Each woman, of course, has a different pain tolerance. According to studies, factors such as the duration of the procedure, whether childbirth has preceded, and how anxious the patient is can affect the perception of pain during hysteroscopy. Depending on the patient, the type of hysteroscopy, and its duration, we administer local anaesthesia, while in very few cases general anaesthesia may be required.
It should be noted that you cannot have a hysteroscopy if you are pregnant or have inflammation in the pelvic area. The procedure is ideally performed on specific days of the period (usually the 5th-11th day).
If you have been diagnosed with a condition that requires hysteroscopy, such as heavy or irregular periods, pain, or infertility, hysteroscopy can provide valuable information about the cause of the problem, but also provide the solution.
If you visit us, we will take your medical history, discuss your concerns, and decide whether hysteroscopy is necessary. If we find that this is the appropriate solution for your problem, we will inform you about the entire hysteroscopy process step-by-step, from preparation, to what to expect during the procedure, and afterwards.
With our high specialization and extensive experience in hysteroscopy and minimally invasive techniques, we are committed to providing you with the highest level of care. We know that every patient is unique and we will engage with you to understand your individual needs and concerns, in order to create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific problem.