Operative Hysteroscopy Specialist

Gago Center For Fertility -  - Obstetrics & Gynecology

Gago Center For Fertility

Obstetrics & Gynecology & Reproductive Endocrinologists located in Ann Arbor, Brighton & Lansing, MI

If you struggle with fertility due to uterine fibroids or other conditions, minimally invasive operative hysteroscopy can correct uterine abnormalities. Laura April Gago, MD, offers this procedure in a comfortable office environment, ensuring less stress and more convenience for her patients. Dr. Gago and the staff at Gago Center for Fertility, with offices in Brighton, Ann Arbor, and Lansing, Michigan, make your comfort a top priority. Learn more about an operative hysteroscopy today by calling the office or by booking a consultation online.

Operative Hysteroscopy Q & A

What is operative hysteroscopy?

Operative hysteroscopy is a procedure that corrects uterine abnormalities Dr. Gago identifies during a diagnostic hysteroscopy. These abnormalities may include uterine fibroids, which can interfere with conceiving a healthy pregnancy.

Dr. Gago may also recommend an operative hysteroscopy if you have uterine growths or abnormalities that affect your overall reproductive health.

Other conditions that you can treat with an operative hysteroscopy include:

  • Polyps
  • Adhesions
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding

Dr. Gago may also perform an operative hysteroscopy if you have a birth defect that causes a malformation of your uterus.

What happens during an operative hysteroscopy?

Dr. Gago can elect to perform an operative hysteroscopy during a diagnostic hysteroscopy if she detects uterine issues that affect your chances of conceiving a healthy pregnancy or that interfere with your general reproductive health.

Diagnostic hysteroscopy is a common exploratory procedure that allows Dr. Gago to better see the inside of your uterus using a hysteroscope, a tiny telescope with an attached camera and light. She inserts the hysteroscope through the cervix to get a better look at your uterus.

During the operative part of the procedure, Dr. Gago inserts small surgical instruments through the hysteroscope, which sends back a visual image of the interior of your uterus to an outside monitor. Dr. Gago watches the monitor during the operative procedure, allowing her to perform surgical repairs inside the uterus more effectively.

To better highlight the internal areas of your uterus, Dr. Gago adds fluids through the hysteroscope. Using the specialized instruments, she removes fibroids and adhesions or corrects other issues without causing unnecessary trauma to your body.

After the procedure, Dr. Gago removes the scope. Most of the added liquid drains out without additional treatment.

How long does it take to recover from an operative hysteroscopy?

After your operative hysteroscopy, you can go home to rest. It’s common to experience light bleeding and cramping for a day or two after the procedure.

Because the procedure is minimally invasive, you don’t have to worry about extended downtime or a healing period for incisions. You can return to your usual activities the next day without limitations.

Find out more about the benefits of an operative hysteroscopy by calling Gago Center for Fertility or booking a consultation online today.