Hysteroscopic Polypectomy is a surgical procedure in which the uterine polyps are removed. These are the non-cancerous overgrowth of cells in the lining or the inner wall of the uterus. It is a routine procedure that not only is used for elimination of polyps and its symptoms but is also a test for cancer.
For most of the recipients, the whole procedure is a minor inconvenience that gives you relief from symptoms and peace of mind. Polyps are the overgrowth of tissues that extends into the hollow spaces in the body. Most of them are benign; some are precancerous, some are cancerous. They are pretty common. Uterine polyps become very common as a woman ages. Menopausal women are more at risk of developing uterine polyps.
Our combined diagnostic and therapeutic hysteroscopy offers a gold standard test to verify the presence of polyp. Not only polyps,however also different growths like fibroids and cancer can all be visually diagnosed with great accuracy through the hysteroscope. The polyp is then removed with the hysteroscope carefully or some special devices. Removing the polyps will treat the symptoms that they cause. Pathology of the removed polyp is additionally a vital test to make sure there’s no cancerous change within the polyps.
At last, if needed, a therapeutic procedure to treat heavy periods may be done in a similar surgery. Two of the common therapies are:
- Insertion of “Mirena” – Mirena may be a special IUD (intrauterine device) that slowly releases a hormone known as levonorgestrel within the uterus. Except being an extremely effective contraceptive method, it’s the primary and only contraception that’s FDA-approved to treat heavy periods in women.
- Resection / ablation of endometrium – The lining of the uterus (endometrium) is carefully shaved off or destroyed by a special energy device connected to the hysteroscope.
Our specialist can sit down with you which treatment selection is the best for you, in keeping with your specific needs and conditions. Hysteroscopic polypectomy is typically done in the hospital as a single-day procedure. Recovery usually takes 1-2 days only.