Hysteroscopy is where the inside of the uterus may be visualized directly. After adequate pain control has been achieved, a speculum will be placed in the vagina. The cervix will then be dilated to about the size of a pen. A small camera will be placed directly into the uterine cavity and the sterilization equipment will be inserted in the fallopian tubes.

General Instructions:

Please arrive at the office an hour prior to your procedure. It is very important that you arrive on time.

Do not eat or drink anything after midnight starting the night before your surgery unless otherwise instructed.

You will need someone to drive you home following surgery.

Post-Operative Instructions:

You will be given a prescription for pain medication when you are discharged from the office. You may continue to take this for 2 days following the procedure, if needed.

There are no restrictions to your activities.


Remember with the ESSSURE procedure you are required to have a Hysterosalpingogram (HSG dye test) 90 days after your surgery. This is to insure that the tubes are blocked. This is to be scheduled day 5-9 of your menstrual cycle. Count the day you start your period as day one. Make sure you continue to use another form of birth control (the pill, condoms, etc.) until we have given you the results of the HSG test.