New York City Hysteroscopy

Hysteroscopy is a procedure that allows your doctor to look inside your uterus in order to diagnose and treat causes of abnormal bleeding. A thin, lighted tube that is inserted into the vagina to examine the cervix and inside of the uterus.

New York City Hysteroscopy Exams

This procedure may be performed to find the cause of abnormal bleeding or bleeding that occurs after a woman has passed menopause. It also may be done to see if a problem in your uterus is preventing you from becoming pregnant.  Additionally, it can be used to remove growths in the uterus, such as fibroids or polyps.

Your doctor may take a small sample of tissue (biopsy). The sample is looked at under a microscope for problems. Another surgery, called a laparoscopy, may also be done at the same time if infertility is a problem.

Call us at 212-813-2146 or contact us today to discuss our diagnostic, testing and biopsy services.  Our board-certified gynecologists will also discuss additional options with you confidentially.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do you have a hysteroscopy?

A hysteroscopy may be done to: Find the cause of severe cramping or abnormal bleeding. Your doctor can pass heated tools through the hysteroscope to stop the bleeding. See whether a problem in the shape or size of the uterus or if scar tissue in the uterus is the cause of infertility.

Can I eat or drink before a hysteroscopy?

On the day of your hysteroscopy. If you’re having a general anesthetic, you’ll need to avoid eating or drinking for a few hours before the procedure. Your appointment letter will mention whether this applies to you. If you’re having no anesthetic or just a local anesthetic, you can eat and drink as normal.

What is the outlook after hysteroscopy?

The outlook depends upon the individual case and the reason for hysteroscopy. Many minor surgical procedures can be successfully performed using hysteroscopy. Complications are rare, and most women recover with only minor post-procedure cramping and bleeding.

How safe is hysteroscopy?

Hysteroscopy is a relatively safe procedure. However, as with any type of surgery, complications are possible. With hysteroscopy, complications occur in less than 1 percent of cases.