Hysteroscopic polypectomy is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of uterine polyps using a hysteroscope. Uterine polyps are growths of tissue that develop in the lining of the uterus (endometrium).
During the procedure, a hysteroscope, which is a thin, flexible tube with a camera and light attached to the end, is inserted through the vagina and cervix and into the uterus. The surgeon then uses specialized instruments to remove the polyps from the uterine lining.
Hysteroscopic polypectomy is typically performed on an outpatient basis under local or general anesthesia, and patients can usually go home the same day. Recovery time is usually short, with most women able to resume normal activities within a few days.
The procedure is often used to treat symptoms such as heavy menstrual bleeding, irregular menstrual cycles, or infertility, which can be caused by uterine polyps. It is considered a safe and effective treatment, with a high success rate in reducing or eliminating symptoms.
As with any surgical procedure, there are risks and potential complications associated with hysteroscopic polypectomy, such as bleeding, infection, or injury to the uterus or surrounding organs.
The doctors of Punya Hospital can provide more information about the risks and benefits of hysteroscopic polypectomy and whether it may be an appropriate treatment option for you.