If you have a reproductive health issue that affects your uterus, leading OB/GYN Emil Tajzoy, MD, offers minimally invasive hysteroscopy procedures from the comfort of his office in Dallas, Texas. If you experience symptoms like heavy or irregular periods, Dr. Tajzoy can examine the inside of your womb and, if needed, perform minor surgical procedures to treat the condition causing your issues. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
A hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that allows Dr. Tajzoy to examine the inside of your uterus without the need for a large incision in your abdomen.
During the procedure, he inserts a hysteroscope through your cervix and into your uterus. A hysteroscope is a thin tube with a light and a camera on the end, which sends images to a video screen in the treatment room. Dr. Tajzoy examines the images on the video screen, searching for signs of fibroids, polyps, and other abnormalities that could be causing your symptoms.
The primary reason Dr. Tajzoy provides in-office hysteroscopy procedures is to identify the cause of abnormally heavy, painful, or irregular periods. He may also examine the interior of your uterus if you’re having trouble conceiving. In addition to the procedure’s diagnostic purposes, Dr. Tajzoy also uses hysteroscopy to:
These additional procedures are performed with special surgical instruments that are inserted through the hysteroscope to reach your uterus.
Dr. Tajzoy provides medication to help you relax before the in-office hysteroscopy. You rest on a treatment table with your feet in stirrups, much like when you have a Pap smear. He uses a speculum to hold your vaginal walls open, then inserts the hysteroscope through your cervix.
Once the hysteroscope is in place, he fills your uterus with a sterile saline solution to create sufficient space for clear images to be taken. Dr. Tajzoy examines the images for signs of abnormal growths or other issues that could be causing your symptoms. If necessary, he inserts additional tools through the hysteroscope to perform biopsies and other excision or ablation procedures.
When your procedure is complete, and your sedation wears off, you can have a friend or family member drive you home to relax.
You don’t need to take time off work to recover from a hysteroscopy. While you may have some mild cramping or spotting if a biopsy was necessary, there are no severe or long-lasting side effects to keep you from your regular daily activities.
If you’re looking for an expert OB/GYN to perform a hysteroscopy, call Emil Tajzoy, MD, or schedule a consultation online today.