Hysteroscopy with Dilation and Curettage (D&C)
A hysteroscopy is a procedure in which the doctor uses a small narrow scope (hysteroscope) introduced through the cervix to evaluate the inside of your uterus. Hysteroscopy helps assess the uterine cavity in regard to its shape, presence of adhesions (scar tissue), retained tissue, polyps or fibroids. Hysteroscopy is most commonly used to evaluate:
- Abnormal bleeding
- Recurrent pregnancy loss
If indicated, sampling of the endometrium or removal of tissue such as polyps or fibroids can be done during a hysteroscopy. In addition, with the advent of the Adiana and Essure sterilization procedures, we can now offer patients in-office tubal ligation with minimal discomfort and virtually no recovery time.
For most patients, hysteroscopy may be safely and conveniently performed in our office setting. It is usually be performed with only local anesthesia combined with medications to help you relax. The benefits for office hysteroscopy include increased patient safety, faster recovery, and significantly decreased cost.