Hysteroscopy and Gynecological Procedures

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The gynecological procedures offered at the Women's Health Centre (WHC) include hysteroscopy, endometrial ablations, uterine tissue or polyp removal and Essure® tubal inserts. These services are provided by referral to a Gynecologist. At the WHC these procedures are usually done using procedural sedation through an intravenous by a specially trained Registered Nurse.

Your stay at the WHC for gynecological procedures is from three to four hours. Please register at the Systems Wide Admission and Discharge Department (SWADD) 30 minutes before your appointment. Do not eat anything after midnight the night before your procedure and please arrange to have transportation home.

Pre-Procedure Instructions

Hysteroscopy

Hysteroscopy is a way to look inside the uterus. A hysterscope is a thin telescope-like instrument that is inserted into the uterus through the vagina and cervix.

It may help your doctor diagnose or treat a uterine problem. It is a minor surgery that is done in the clinic with local anesthetic and also sometimes intravenous medications. The procedure poses little risk for most women with minimal discomfort.

Some of the conditions for which hysteroscopy is used for are abnormal uterine bleeding, investigations for infertility or miscarriage, for abnormal growths in the uterus, or for a displaced intrauterine device (IUD).

Hysteroscopy Discharge Instructions

For more information see www.myosure.com

Endometrial Ablation

The global endometrial ablation is a procedure that helps control heavy menstrual bleeding without using hormones. It is done in the clinic using local anesthetic as well as medication through an intravenous. The ablation wand is inserted through the vagina and cervix, and using radio-frequency or thermal balloon energy, removes the lining of the uterus.

Endometrial Ablation Discharge Instructions

For more information see www.novasure.com

For more information see http://www.thermablate-eas.com/

Essure® Tubal Sterilization

The tubal sterilization done at the Women’s health Centre is done using a hysteroscope that is inserted through the vagina and cervix. Tiny coils are then inserted through the scope and into the fallopian tubes. Scar tissue grows around these coils and permanently seals off the tubes, to prevent pregnancy.

ESSURE Discharge Instructions

For more information www.essure.com

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