Four steps for successful office hysteroscopy

July 25, 2019
Anthony N. Imudia, MD

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Erika P. New, MD, MPH

When selecting candidates for office hysteroscopy, individual patient self-assessment of pain tolerance and anxiety can help determine who would benefit most from an office-based procedure

When selecting candidates for office hysteroscopy, individual patient self-assessment of pain tolerance and anxiety can help determine who would benefit most from an office-based procedure as opposed to an operating room procedure.1 Determinants of successful office-based hysteroscopy for polyp removal are polyp number, size, and location; patient characteristics such as body mass index (BMI) and other comorbidities; availability of an appropriate hysteroscopic system; and physician experience and comfort level with the procedure. Related: Endometrial polyps: In-office management

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1. Ireland LD, Allen RH. Pain management for gynecologic procedures in the office. Obstet Gynecol Surv. 2016 Feb;71(2):89-98.