Hysteroscopy is a modern diagnostic technology, which involves visual study oft he uterus with the help of special equipment. The gynecology department at the clinic of Friedrichshafen in Germany is equipped with modern high-precision endoscopic equipment, which allows conducting hysteroscopy procedure with maximum accuracy and efficiency. Modern hysteroscopes allow to examine the presence of uterine tissue anomalies even at the cellular level. The use of special environments (gas, sterile water, saline) for hysteroscopy improves vizualization quality and achieve absolute safety for the patients. Annually there are about 3 000 hysteroscopy procedures performed at the Clinic of Friedrichshafen.
Hysteroscopy is especially informative in diagnosing ectopic pregnancy, miscarriages as well as various uterine pathologies. Hysteroscopy is performed in cases where it is necessary to identify the causes of the uterine bleedings. It also helps to detect the morphological or physiological defects of the uterus, which prevent the onset of pregnancy. Sometimes hysteroscopy is performed to diagnose obstruction of the tubes or in case of bigger polyps. In case of suspected oncology, the specialist retrieves a piece of uterine tissue for biopsy, which helps to obtain the correct diagnosis within a day.
The specialists differentiate between the diagnostic and therapeutic hysteroscopy. During the diagnostic hysteroscopy the specialist uses advanced optical instruments to inspect the inner surface of the uterus with the aim to detect or refute the presence of a pathological process. It is important that this study is safe for the woman's body, as it it does not interferes with the integrity of body tissues. Control hysteroscopy is implemented to monitor the progress of treatment. This survey allows the specialist to timely detect even the slightest signs of complications and study the uterus condition in detail. In addition, control hysteroscopy helps to identify, whether or not the selected type of treatment is effective.
Surgical hysteroscopy is the minimally-invasive surgery, which allows the surgeon to treat a variety of abnormalities in the uterus (e.g. removal of fibroids, polyps, etc.) with the help of endoscopic equipment. Therapeutic hysteroscopy is performed to treat the following conditions:
The advantage of this type of intervention is that the procedure is safe and effective. In addition, the recovery period after such intervention takes no longer than 2 days. The cost of therapeutic hysteroscopy makes up about 8 000 – 10 000 euro.
Hysteroscopy is performed under anesthesia. Using special equipment, the specialist determines the size of the uterus and expands the cervical canal with help of special substances or gases. After this the hysteroscope is introduced into the uterus. A small video camera on the hysteroscope helps not only to determine the status of the internal mucous membrane (endometrium), but also to perform manipulations to remove polyps, benign tumors without additional surgical incisions. After the intervention is done, the doctor instructs the patient on further rehabilitation procedures in order to avoid complications.
In case of uterine myomas, polyps or fibroids the hysteroscopy is performed together with resection. Hysteroresectoscopy is a surgical procedure, which is performed only when there is a significant pathological changes in the uterus, such as submucosal fibroids, polyps in the uterus, or the abnormal development of the uterus body. During this intrauterine surgery specialists use the state-of-the-art surgical instruments (bipolar electric instruments, diode laser etc.), which allow conducting the precise manipulations within the uterus under video control. Hysteroresectoscopy lasts from 30 minutes to 1.5 hours and is carried out under general anesthesia. The cost of such treatment makes about 9 000-15 000 euro.
Before performing the hysteroscopy or hysteroresectopy procedure, each patient must pass a pelvic examination and have all the necessary blood and urine tests done. It is also necessary to abstain from sexual activity for 2-3 days before the hysteroscopy procedure.
The gynecology department of the Friedrichshafen is staffed by experienced doctors who are familiar with all diagnostic procedures and treatment of diseases that affect the female reproductive system. Call us for more information about hysteroscopy and uterine treatment in Germany.