Diagnostic Hysterectomy Offered in Baltimore


Hysteroscopy is a procedure in which a doctor looks at the inside of a woman's uterus, or womb, using a thin tube-like device, called a hysteroscope.

The Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, provides patients comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic conditions and disorders. Our gynecologists utilize diagnostic hysteroscopy in order to examine patients and develop an appropriate treatment plan.

What is a Diagnostic Hysteroscopy?

Diagnostic hysteroscopy is a procedure used to examine the uterus and cervical canal for causes of abnormal bleeding. Doctors use a tool known as a hysteroscope, a thin, lighted tube, to perform a diagnostic hysteroscopy. Diagnostic hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure and typically does not require hospitalization.

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How is a Diagnostic Hysteroscopy performed?

During a diagnostic hysteroscopy, your doctor will insert a hysteroscope into the vagina and through the cervix to examine the uterus. A video screen may aid in the procedure. In some cases, surgeons will diagnose a condition through diagnostic hysteroscopy and perform operative hysteroscopy within the same procedure, eliminating the need for a second surgery. 

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Who should receive a Diagnostic Hysteroscopy?

A diagnostic hysteroscopy is a surgery used to diagnose symptomatic gynecologic conditions, including the following:

The gynecologists at The Institute for Gynecologic Care will help determine if a diagnostic hysteroscopy is a suitable diagnostic tool for your condition.