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 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.
Prior to your procedure starting an Anesthesiologist will sedate you with medication through an IV so that you are not awake for the procedure. After you are asleep Dr. Gago will insert a speculum into the vagina and a thin, telescope-like instrument called a hysteroscope will be inserted through the vagina and cervix to look inside the uterus. Liquid saline will be put inside the uterus. This distends (stretches open) the inside of the uterus to allow Dr. Gago to see inside the 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.
After the procedure, Dr. Gago removes the scope. Most of the added liquid drains out without additional treatment.
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. We typically recommend 1-2 days off work post 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.