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Outpatient Hysteroscopy

A hysteroscopy is a procedure used to examine the inside of the womb (uterus).

It is performed with a hysteroscope - a narrow telescope with a light and camera at the end.

Images are sent to a monitor so your doctor or specialist nurse can see inside your womb.

The hysteroscope is passed into your womb through your vagina and cervix (entrance to the womb), which means no cuts need to be made in your skin.

A hysteroscopy can be used to:

  • Investigate symptoms or problems
    such as heavy periods, unusual vaginal bleeding, postmenopausal bleeding, pelvic pain, repeated miscarriages or difficulty getting pregnant
  • Diagnose conditions
    such as fibroids and polyps (we may take a biopsy)
  • Treat conditions and problems
    such as removing fibroids, polyps, displaced intrauterine devices (IUDs) and intrauterine adhesions (scar tissue that causes absent periods and reduced fertility)

Patient leaflet

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists' patient leaflet explains everything you need to know about the procedure - please read it before your appointment:

Outpatient Hysteroscopy - Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Our services

  • Outpatient hysteroscopy diagnostics and operative at the John Radcliffe Hospital
  • Outpatient hysteroscopy diagnostics and operative at the Horton General Hospital

Our team

John Radcliffe Hospital


  • Lamiese Ismail
  • Martin Hirsch
  • Maria Isabella Sereni (Locum)

Staff Grades

  • Soma Roy-chaudhuri
  • Sridevi Beriwal

Nurse Hysteroscopists

Trainee Nurse Hysteroscopists
  • Hafizah Bakhtiari
    Specialist Nurse
  • Giulia Bartolo
    Specialist Nurse

Nursing team


Marie Sims

Deputy Sisters
  • Erine Okenykene
  • Samantha Clarke
  • Myrna Gapay
Clinical Support Workers (CSW)
  • Lisa Dennie
  • Teresa Doyle
  • Anita Franklin
  • Devalee Genas
  • Kelly Meaden
  • Nicola O'Mahoney
  • Ksenya Stevens-Astell
  • Lindsey Jones

Horton General Hospital


  • Uloma Okwuosa
  • Mohamed Raheem

Associate Specialist

Sheila Doshi

Staff Grades

  • Soma Roy-chaudhuri
  • Sridevi Beriwal

Nursing team

Ward Manager / Specialist Nurse
  • Tracy Gunter
    Specialist Nurse
  • Bernadette Macdonald
    Specialist Nurse
  • Christy Tracey
    Deputy Sister
  • Johanna Bambrough
    Staff Nurse
Clinical Support Workers (CSW)
  • Michelle Hartwell
  • Soraya Prentice

Find us and contact us

Women's Diagnostic Suite
Level 1 Outpatient Department
John Radcliffe Hospital Women’s Centre

How to find the John Radcliffe Hospital

Women's Day Surgery Unit
Horton General Hospital

How to find the Horton General Hospital

Tel: 01865 231 571


Hysteroscopy - NHS website

Last reviewed:17 July 2023