Metroplasty is a reconstructive procedure performed on the uterus. The uterus (womb) is a female reproductive organ, wherein the fertilized egg develops into a fetus (baby). Metroplasty is used to treat women who are suffering from uterine septum, which is one of the most common congenital malformations (birth defect); it is characterized by a uterus which is completely or partially divided into two parts. It is known to cause infertility and recurring miscarriages.
How is metroplasty performed?
Metroplasty is performed with hysteroscopy. Hysteroscopy is an outpatient procedure in which the doctor inserts a small and lighted instrument called the hysteroscope into the patient’s vaginal opening. This instrument relays video to a monitor, where the doctor can inspect the organs in . A liquid is pumped gently so that the doctor can examine organs clearly. The doctor passes the surgical instrument along with the hysteroscope. Most hysteroscopic surgeries last for 30 minutes to 1 hour and the patient can usually go home on the same day.