Hysteroscopic Surgery is an operative procedure that is used to diagnose and treat any abnormalities within the uterine cavity.
A small telescope is inserted through the cervix and into the uterine cavity. Saline solution is then pushed through the hysteroscope to expand the uterus for visibility. An attached camera allows direct visualization of the uterine cavity and diagnose any abnormalities.
Larger telescopes with an operating channel can be used to remove and treat these abnormalities such as fibroids, polyps, uterine septum and scar tissue. The operative portion of the procedure usually requires anesthesia and is performed as an outpatient procedure.
Hysteroscopy is considered a beneficial part of the IVF workup and evaluation. The procedure allows a physician a visual and detailed image of the uterine cavity for assessing possible issues that may be preventing you from conceiving effectively.