In-Office Diagnostic Hysteroscopy Specialist

Rodeo Drive Women's Health Center -  - OB/GYN

Rodeo Drive Women's Health Center

OB/GYNs located in Beverly Hills, CA

When there are indications of problems within the uterus or female reproductive system, your OB/GYN will have to conduct further examination to make a clear diagnosis. An in-office diagnostic hysteroscopy is a non-surgical option to explore possible causes of abnormal bleeding or pain in the pelvic region. The caring OB/GYN practitioners Dr. Rebecca Brown, Dr. Jennifer Chen, Dr. Lily Lee, Dr. Rahil Patel, Dr. Henrietta Stancz-Szeder, Dr. Karen Toubi, Dr. Kathleen Valenton, Dr. Wendy Kim Waldman, and Dr. Peter Weiss, at Rodeo Drive Women’s Center in Beverly Hills, California, can perform an in-office diagnostic hysteroscopy to help reveal the causes of female reproductive issues.

In-Office Diagnostic Hysteroscopy Q & A

When is a diagnostic hysteroscopy needed?

One of the main reasons a diagnostic hysteroscopy is performed is when a woman has abnormal or heavy menstrual bleeding. Other symptoms that may require a hysteroscopy could include:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Fertility issues
  • IUD problems
  • Miscarriages
  • Abnormal pap smears

Visually examining the uterine lining can help your physician diagnose many issues, including fibroid tumors, polyps, and other problems in the uterus.

How is an in-office diagnostic hysteroscopy performed?

Unlike operative diagnostic procedures for uterine issues, the in-office diagnostic hysteroscopy does not require incisions or invasive surgical techniques. A tiny digital camera called a hysteroscope is inserted into the vaginal canal to view the uterus and cervix. The full-color images can be viewed on a monitor, allowing your physician to identify possible issues and take a tissue sample with a small suction tube if needed.

What advantages does an in-office diagnostic hysteroscopy offer?

This procedure is nearly non-invasive, with fewer risks than other surgical options. Plus, you can view the interior of your uterus and opening to the fallopian tubes, giving you an opportunity to ask questions and be a part of the diagnostic discussion. There’s little to no discomfort, often there’s no need for anesthesia, and it’s performed at Rodeo Drive Women’s Health Center.

Although you may feel a little discomfort, most in-office diagnostic hysteroscopy procedures are not painful. The device used to access the uterus with the digital video camera is very small and thin, easily moving through the vaginal canal and into the uterus. Your OB/GYN at Rodeo Drive Women’s Health Center will explain the procedure and answer any questions you may have to help you feel at ease.

Do I need recovery time after a diagnostic hysteroscopy?

Many in-office diagnostic hysteroscopy procedures are performed without anesthesia, so you can safely drive home without any issues after it’s completed. You may feel a small amount of cramping or have minor bleeding after the procedure, but most discomfort can be alleviated with over-the-counter medications. In most cases, you can return to work and your normal activities immediately after your procedure.  

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At Rodeo Drive Women's Health Center, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office for insurance eligibility.

Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Meritain Health