Hysteroscopy before IVF

Hysteroscopy is essential before IVF procedure improving pregnancy rates. During hysteroscopy we check the uterine cavity where the embryo implementation takes place.

What is hysteroscopy?

Hysteroscopy is a way for the endoscopic surgeon to look at the lining of the uterus.

Through this procedure it is used a hysteroscope, a tiny tube (it has diameter of 3 to 10 mm) which carries a light and a camera.

The hysteroscope is inserted into the womb through the vagina and the cervix, which means that there is no need for surgical wounds.


Why is hysteroscopy before IVF essential?

Uterine cavity abnormalities such as polyps, fibroids, adhesions or other anatomical malformations are some of the main causes for infertility and miscarriages. You cannot rely on a trans-vaginal ultrasound or a HSG due to the fact that we cannot see what hysteroscopy can.

Also, during hysteroscopy can diagnose and treat problems of the uterus at the same time.

Recent studies indicate that over 25% of women who had a fail IVF attempt they have a uterine abnormality. When these abnormalities were managed hysteroscopically, the success rate of IVF had doubled.


What should I do?

Your purpose is to have a healthy baby as sooner as possible.

So, consult Dr. Marinakis. Learn more about IVF and infertility treatment planning and schedule a hysteroscopy if you need going on IVF.


He served for two years as a lecturer in the Research Programme 'OVARIAN AGEING AND FERTILITY' of IMPERIAL COLLEGE, LONDON and (co-) authored international scientific publications and gave international conferences presentations in the field of reproductive medicine and assisted reproduction


Our goal is to solve the root causes of infertility and provide fully personalized medical services in order to achieve the best possible results.


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