Introduction to Operative Hysteroscopy
WCJC provides Hysteroscopies (Operative & Diagnostic) to patients experiencing heavy or abnormal bleeding.
A Hysteroscopy is a non-invasive method of investigation involving a small tube of light that we can insert through the vagina. This allows our doctors to get a better look at the cervix and uterus to effectively understand the cause of the bleeding. We may also look for any abnormalities via ultrasound.
Once we diagnose the issue, an operative Hysteroscopy may be needed to remove a fibroid (myomectomy) or polyp (polypectomy). For other patients, we may offer an Endometrial Ablation—which can remove the lining of the uterus known as the endometrium. This essentially puts an end to your period, though in some cases patients may still experience a light flow.
What it Covers
- Heavy Periods
We perform Operative Hysteroscopy at the following hospitals.
Advent Health Shawnee Mission
9100 W 74th St
Merriam, KS 66204
Olathe Medical Center
20333 W 151st St
Olathe, Kansas 66061
Kansas City Operative Hysteroscopy Providers
Meet the WCJC providers who typically perform this treatment.
How it Works
Learn more about this impactful treatment and how WCJC helps patients regain control over their cycle.
There are varying methods of accomplishing an operative hysteroscopy. The doctors at Women’s Clinic of Johnson County utilize a device that is inserted through the cervix to reach the inside of the uterine cavity. From here, we can remove any abnormal tissue while visualizing the inside of the uterus with the hysteroscope at the same time.
Heavy menstrual bleeding affect up to 1 in 5 women in the United States.
Besides the many benefits of a Hysteroscopy alone for diagnosing and treating a variety of conditions, most women seeking an operative hysteroscopy in Kansas City are simply looking to regulate their flow. This procedure is minimally invasive, requiring no incisions or cuts, but is still a highly effective treatment for heavy periods or to help diagnose the cause of abnormal uterine bleeding. Plus, because this treatment is non-surgical it therefore it does not require a hospital stay.
Frequently Asked Questions
As one of the most widely known gynecological procedures, our team often hears recurring questions regarding Operative Hysteroscopy.
Your post-operative instructions for gynecology procedures were created for you by the Women’s Clinic of Johnson County to aid in your comfort and understanding of the recovery process. Our goal is to provide you with an excellent surgical experience. Thank you for choosing our health care team.