A hysteroscopy is a surgical procedure that allows the doctor to assess the uterine cavity and often discover a contributing cause for the infertility experienced by a couple. Most hysteroscopies are carried out for diagnostic reasons, while ours are both diagnostic and remedial. We aim to diagnose and treat any relevant pathology we identify, ie remove any polyps/submucus fibroids, scar tissue or adhesions.
The innovation behind this technique is that highly experienced surgeons perform small cuts across the uterine fundus (the top of the uterus). The vast experience gained over 20 years has led us to the conclusion that these “implantation cuts” create an increased vascularization and regeneration of the endometrium leading to significantly improved implantation rates in women with multiple IVF implantation failures. That is also why we often advise couples to attempt to get pregnant naturally for at least 2 cycles post-hysteroscopy as often the barrier to fertility has been fixed. We have witnessed many cases of spontaneous pregnancies following this procedure and hence we strongly recommend hysteroscopy in selected cases.
We offer a free-of-charge follow up consultation with our fertility specialists to discuss in detail the findings of the hysteroscopy, watch the surgery on DVD and decide on the optimal fertility treatment options, tailored to the findings of the hysteroscopy and the rest of the history and tests.
The duration of the visit for the procedure lasts just two days and takes place in a luxurious, state of the art private maternity hospital located in Athens. The risks involved are the ordinary risks of anesthesia for which you are screened during the pre-operation tests and the risk of infection and uterine scarring which can result from any type of uterine surgery. To prevent this you will follow a course of antibiotics and estrogen supplementation post-operatively.