Key Features

  • Includes a bonus DVD with 64 video clips—3 hours of footage—that demonstrates how to properly perform hysteroscopy techniques, step-by-step.
  • Provides chapters that detail the instrumentation you’ll need to effectively perform hysteroscopic procedures.
  • Features a full chapter on imaging, including saline infusion sonography, keeping you current on the latest imaging technology.
  • Offers expert guidance on endometrial ablation, a frequent office procedure used to diagnose and treat abnormal bleeding.
  • Presents coverage of diagnostic and operative hysteroscopy, enabling you to incorporate this technology of increasing clinical use into your practice.
  • Features a color design with more than 380 full-color images that highlight techniques and equip you with a real-life practice perspective.

Table of Contents

1. Instrumentation in Hysteroscopy: Rigid Hysteroscopy, Stefano Bettocchi, Attilio Di Spiezio Sardo, and Oronzo Ceci

2. Instrumentation in Hysteroscopy: Flexible Hysteroscopy, Linda Bradley

3. Indications & Contraindications for Office Hysteroscopy, Linda Bradley

4. Informed Consent for Hysteroscopy, Ruth Farrell

5. Maintenance of Equipment for Hysteroscopy, Linda Bradley and Sandra Fluharty

6. The Response of the Uterus to Medication: Hysteroscopic Implications, Sejal Dharia Patel

7. Imaging the Uterus and Uterine Cavity, Daniel Breitkopf

8. Pre-Surgical Evaluation of the Enlarged Uterus: Practical Considerations, Linda Bradley and Brenda Andrews

9. Abnormal Uterine Bleeding and Hemostatic Disorders, Andrea Lukes

10. Investigation of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding in Premenopausal Women, Linda Bradley

11. Investigation of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding in Postmenopausal Women, Linda Bradley

12. Evaluation of the Patient for Uterine Fibroid Embolization, Linda Bradley

13. Hysteroscopy in the Evaluation and Management of Infertility, Marjan Attaran, Tommaso Falcone, and Jeffery Goldberg

14. Hysteroscopy in the Evaluation and Management of the Patient with Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Steve Palter

15. Office Management of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: The Levonorgestrel Intrauterine System (Mirena), Linda Bradley

16. Anesthetics and Analgesia for Office Hysteroscopy and Hysteroscopic Procedures, Teresa E. Dews

17. Hysteroscopic Sterilization, Linda Bradley

18. Global Endometrial Ablation, Linda Bradley

19. Hysteroscopic Resection of Myomas and Polyps, Linda Bradley

20. Complications of Hysteroscopy, Jonathan Emery and Tommaso Falcone

21. Assessing Hysteroscopic Skills: A Practical Approach, Amy VanBlaricom

22. Credentialing: A Necessary Component of Hysteroscopy, Andrew Brill


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About the authors

Linda Bradley

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Hysteroscopic Services, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA

Tommaso Falcone

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Chair of Obstetric and Gynecology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH