What is Endoscopy Treatment?
Endoscopy is a procedure where a thin, lighted tube (endoscope) is inserted into the uterus to examine it for infections, diseases, or abnormalities. The two frequently carried out endoscopy procedures are hysteroscopy and laparoscopy.
Hysteroscopy is the inspection of the uterine cavity by passing the endoscope through the cervix. It allows for the diagnosis of problems in the uterus pit and serves as a method for correction for most situations (operative hysteroscopy). Common conditions treated through hysteroscopy are tumours like polyps, fibroids, abnormalities like septum, etc.
Laparoscopy involves the endoscope’s placement into the abdominal cavity, generally through the umbilicus to visualise the uterus, tubes, ovaries and the pelvis. The patency of the tubes is also checked at the same time by injecting a blue dye. Certain abnormalities like fibroids, Endometriosis, adhesions etc. can also be treated simultaneously (operative laparoscopy).