Hysteroscopy Hysteroscopy is advanced surgery. This process allows the doctor to look inside the uterus to diagnose and to treat causes of abnormal bleeding. How is hysteroscopy performed? After a general anesthesia is given, hysteroscope is inserted into the uterus by using a salt solution which is also called as NACL or a sugar solution (Sorbitol) to make swollen uterus and obtain visualization of the uterine cavity. A local anesthetic block of the cervix is often performed first to provide some local anesthesia. After completing the inspection of the uterine cavity several different instruments may be inserted through the hysteroscope to help and treat uterine fibroids, heavy menstrual bleeding and polyps. What are the benefits of hysteroscopy? The patient recovery time will be very quick. Almost all the patients will go to home same day by following hysteroscopic surgery. There is no abdominal wound so the postoperative pain is minimal and there will be no wound infections.