Office Operative Hysteroscopy: An Update

J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2018 Feb;25(2):199-208. doi: 10.1016/j.jmig.2017.08.009. Epub 2017 Aug 10.

Abstract

Hysteroscopy is considered the gold standard for the evaluation of intracavitary pathology in both premenopausal and postmenopausal patients associated with abnormal uterine bleeding, as well as for the evaluation of infertile patients with suspected cavity abnormalities. Office-based operative hysteroscopy allows patients to resume activities immediately and successfully integrates clinical practice into a "see and treat" modality, avoiding the added risks of anesthesia and the inconvenience of the operating room. For 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has provided a substantial increase in reimbursement for a select number of office-based hysteroscopic procedures. This review provides an update on the indications, equipment, and procedures for office hysteroscopy, as well as the management of complications that may arise within an office-based practice.

Keywords: Endometrial polyp; Intrauterine adhesions; Office hysteroscopy; Office procedural complications; Operative hysteroscopy; Pain management; Reimbursement; Submucous myoma; Uterine septum.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hysteroscopes
  • Hysteroscopy / instrumentation
  • Hysteroscopy / methods*
  • Infertility / diagnosis
  • Pain Management / methods
  • Uterine Diseases* / diagnosis
  • Uterine Diseases* / surgery