hysteroscopy

Hysteroscopy

hysteroscopy

Everything you need to know
about the innovation behind the technique of Hysteroscopy
with implantation cuts

What is hysteroscopy?

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 operative. We aim at diagnosing and treating any relevant pathology we identify, i.e., remove any polyps/submucous fibroids, scar tissue or adhesions. Our innovation is on the technique applied by our doctors as described below.

Implantation Cuts

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 vascularisation and regeneration of the endometrium, leading to significantly improved implantation rates in women with multiple IVF implantation failures. This is also why we often advise couples to attempt to conceive 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 using our innovative technique of implantation cuts.

Consultation

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 history and tests

Hospital Setting

The duration of the visit for the procedure lasts two days only. It takes place in a luxurious, state-of-the-art private maternity hospital located in Athens and does not include an overnight stay at the hospital. The risks involved are the ordinary risks of anaesthesia, for which you are screened during the pre-operation tests, as well as 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 oestrogen supplementation post-operatively if needed.