Prof Osama Shawki, Dr Gita Khanna hold workshop on hysteroscopy
Lucknow: Infertility is not expected to last long here as the Egyptian Professor Osama Shawki reached here to hold a hands-on workshop on hysteroscopy at the Ajanta Hospital & IVF Centre.
The workshop led by the 'king of hysteroscopy' Shawki was attended by at least 100 gynecologists here. The two-day workshop was organised under the aegis of IAGE (Indian Association of Gynecological Endoscopists), while Dr Gita Khanna, a renowned IVF expert, was the organising secretary of the workshop.
Hysteroscopy is an emerging sunshine in dark life of infertile couples and those who have lost all hopes to have their own child after experiencing recurrent pregnancy losses. Hysteroscopy is the best and the only tool for direct visualisation of the uterine cavity. Hysteroscopy is used to diagnose and treat problems of the uterus.
The biggest advantage of hysteroscopy is that it is a type of NOTES (Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery), a scarless surgery which requires a minimal period of hospital stay and also called as daycare surgery. Hysteroscope is a lighted telescope which is inserted through vagina into uterus. This procedure can be done under general anesthesia or local anesthesia to block the pain.
IVF Expert Dr Gita Khanna added that Hysteroscopy offers the advantage of direct visualization of uterine cavity while giving the option of collective histological biopsy samples under visual control. It can be done as an OPD procedure to diagnose cause of unexplained infertility, unexplained normal uterine bleeding and recurrent miscarriages. It can be used to confirm abnormal HSG findings and Transvaginal Ultrasonography findings.
Patients will be able to go home shortly after the procedure. Some specific uterine surgeries can be performed with the help of hysteroscope such as removing uterine cavity adhesions (that may occur because of infection or post surgery), division of uterine septa, removal of polyps and myoma bulging into the uterine cavity along with removal of missing Cu-T (IUCDs) and foreign bodies. Patients with excessive bleeding during menses can get benefit by laser guided endometrial (uterine lining) destruction with the help of Hysteroscope.
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