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Hysteroscopy

Maureen O'Brien Moomjy, MD, FACOG -  - Fertility Gynecologist

Maureen O'Brien Moomjy, MD, FACOG

Fertility Gynecologist & Reproductive Specialist located in Midtown/Upper Eastside, New York, NY

If you have fertility issues or suffer from irregular or heavy periods that are disrupting your overall and reproductive health, Maureen Moomjy, MD, FACOG, based in the Upper East Side of New York City, near Midtown, suggests a hysteroscopy to examine your uterus in detail. Dr. Moomjy performs hysteroscopy procedures at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Schedule an appointment today by calling the practice.

Hysteroscopy Q & A

What is hysteroscopy?

Hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that allows Dr. Moomjy to examine your uterus to identify and treat causes of infertility and reproductive disorders. She can also take tissue samples for lab analysis. Operative Hysteroscopy can be utilized to remove polyps, fibroids, adhesions, or scar tissue, or septum from the uterine cavity.

A hysteroscope is a specially designed surgical instrument that’s inserted through your cervix and into your uterus. It’s a thin tube with a camera and light mounted on the tip that sends images to a video monitor to permit high magnification of the relatively small intrauterine cavity. Dr. Moomjy can insert other surgical tools through the hysteroscope to perform surgical procedures in your uterus.

Why would I need a hysteroscopy?

Dr. Moomjy uses hysteroscopy to diagnose the cause of infertility and other reproductive health issues such as abnormal bleeding. She can also treat certain conditions and perform minor surgical procedures including:

  • Polyp removal
  • Submucous fibroid removal
  • Scar tissue removal
  • Uterine septum removal

Contact Dr. Moomjy to schedule an appointment if you’ve been suffering from heavy, painful, or irregular periods or if you’ve been trying to get pregnant naturally for a year without success.

What happens during a hysteroscopy?

Dr. Moomjy performs the hysteroscopy as an outpatient procedure, although she does provide an intravenous sedative to keep you comfortable and pain-free throughout the procedure.

Once you’re prepared for the procedure, a vaginal speculum is placed, and a local anesthetic is administered, then the cervix is dilated to permit passage of the hysteroscope. She fills your uterus with a sterile saline solution, which expands the uterine cavity so the hysteroscope can provide clear continuous images.

Dr. Moomjy examines the inside of your cervix and uterus and your the junction of the fallopian tubes with the uterine cavity for signs of abnormal growths or blockages that could be interfering with your fertility or reproductive health. If necessary, she can perform excisions to remove uterine polyps, submucous myomas or fibroids, adhesions, or septum. Most times the uterine cavity can be returned to normal if there are any abnormal findings.

When the procedure is complete, she removes the hysteroscope and allows your uterus to drain. You’ll stay in the Recovery Room while the sedative wears off and a friend or family member can take you home once Dr. Moomjy releases you.

After your hysteroscopy, you may want to relax at home for the rest of the day and should be able to resume your regular activities the next day. You may have some mild cramping or spotting after the procedure. Dr. Moomjy will prescribe you certain medications to take prior to and after the procedure to keep you comfortable.

Call Dr. Moomjy to schedule a consultation today.