Practical issues concerning tests and procedures

All procedures and tests, for both men and women, performed at the CRG, come with practical issues.

Procedures with imaging

Apart from the pelvic ultrasound other tests and procedures are performed with medical imaging.

For women

Practical information about the hysterosalpingography
Practical information about the HyFoSy (Hystero Foam Sonography)
Practical information about the diagnostic hysteroscopy
Practical information about the therapeutic hysteroscopy
Practical information about the diagnostic laparoscopy
Practical information about the therapeutic laparoscopy

For men

Practical 
a scrotal and transrectal ultrasound is discussed under the endoscopic tests for men.

Practical information about the hysterosalpingography     

  • The procedure is performed at the Radiology department of UZ Brussel, by appointment.
    Your CRG doctor refers you to the radiologist.
  • Medication needs to the taken before the procedure, see the hysterosalpingography instruction form.
  • Bring the doctor's letter of referral to the appointment.
  • Belgian patients must bring their electronic identity card. Foreign patients must bring their passport.
  • Register at the Consultation desk, UZ Brussel, entrance C, route 744.
    Belgian patients can register at the kiosk.
  • At the agreed time you go to the Radiology department of UZ Brussel, Entrance C, route 861.
  • The procedure is without anaesthetic and is on an outpatient basis.
  • Although it concerns a simple and safe operation, it is not always a pleasant experience. It is best to have someone accompany you home.
  • The Radiology department gives the results to your CRG doctor, who will discuss them with you.

Practical information about the HyFoSy (Hystero Foam Sonography)   

  • The procedure is performed at the CRG Consultation department, by appointment.
  • Medication needs to be taken before the procedure, see the HyFoSy instruction form.
  • Belgian patients must bring their electronic identity card. Foreign patients must bring their passport.
  • Register at the Child hospital desk of UZ Brussel, entrance F, route 990.
  • Belgian patients can register at the kiosk in the entrance hall.
  • At the agreed time go straight to the ultrasound waiting room, Consultation CRG, route 982.
  • The procedure is without anaesthetic and on an outpatient basis.
  • The result will be immediately discussed with your doctor.

Practical information about the diagnostic hysteroscopy       
  • This is done on an outpatient basis in the Operating theatre of the CRG, by appointment.
  • Belgian patients must bring their electronic identity card. Foreign patients must bring their passport.
  • Register at the Admissions desk of the Child hospital of UZ Brussel, entrance F, route 990.
    Belgian patients can register at the kiosk in the entrance hall.
  • If the procedure is scheduled on a Friday, you can go directly to the operating theatre at the agreed time.
  • If the procedure is scheduled for another day, please call the operating theatre (see contact) the day before at 3 p.m. for the exact time of the procedure.
    On the day itself you can go directly to the operating theatre at the agreed time.
  • After the procedure, which only takes about 15 minutes you can go home immediately.
    Due to the local anaesthetic it is best not to drive (up to two hours after the procedure).
  • The results of the hysteroscopy are given to your CRG doctor, who discusses them with you.

Procedure anaesthetic

How does the UZ Brussel go about examinations or operations under anaesthetic?

Practical information about the therapeutic hysteroscopy      

  • A therapeutic hysteroscopy is performed under either general, or epidural anaesthetic.
  • The CRG will give you instructions about how to prepare for the procedure.
  • Belgian patients must bring their electronic identity card. Foreign patients must bring their passport.
  • You have to be registered as a patient:
    • for a day admission register at the Admissions desk of the Child hospital of UZ Brussel, entrance F, route 990;
    • in case of an overnight stay at the Admissions desk of UZ Brussel, entrance A, route 151.
  • You will be given a room in a Nursing ward to prepare for the procedure:
    • for a day admission at VPE 03 of the CRG, Child hospital UZ Brussel, entrance F, route 972;
    • for longer admissions, nursing ward E of UZ Brussel (entrance A).
  • Usually you can go home the same day (day admission), but sometimes you may have to stay overnight after the procedure (hospitalisation).
  • You have to be accompanied and you are not allowed to drive.
    Also, it is best not to spend the night alone following an operation under general anaesthetic.

Procedure anaesthetic

How does the UZ Brussel go about examinations or operations under anaesthetic?

Practical information about the diagnostic laparoscopy   

  • Laparoscopy, also purely diagnostic, is always performed under general anaesthetic, and thus requires a day admission or a hospitalisation.
  • See the Preoperative preparations instruction form to prepare for the operation. This contains everything you need to know.
  • Belgian patients must bring their electronic identity card. Foreign patients must bring their passport.
  • Register at the Admissions desk of the Child hospital of UZ Brussel, Entrance F, route 990.
    Belgian patients can register at the kiosk.
  • Bring the registration document to the VPE 03 of the CRG, Entrance F, route 972.
  • Here you are prepared for the procedure and you are returned to after the procedure to recover.
  • In case of a diagnostic laparoscopy you can go home the same day.
    You have to be accompanied and you are not allowed to drive.
    Also, it is best not to spend the night alone following an operation under general anaesthetic.

Procedure anaesthetic

How does the UZ Brussel go about examinations or operations under anaesthetic?

Practical information about the therapeutic laparoscopy   

  • Laparoscopy is always performed under general anaesthetic, and thus requires a day admission or a hospitalisation.
    In most cases a therapeutic laparoscopy involves an overnight stay, the night before the operation.
    • If it concerns an extensive procedure or if a longer post-operative observation is recommended,you may be required to stay an extra night.
    • In exceptional circumstances, you may not be required to come in on the previous evening for a therapeutic laparoscopy.
      In this case, it concerns a day admission and the same procedure for a diagnostic laparoscopy applies (see infra).
  • To prepare for the procedure, see the Pre-operative preparations instruction form.
  • Belgian patients must bring their electronic identity card. Foreign patients must bring their passport.
  • Please register at the admissions desk in the main building of UZ Brussel, entrance A, route 151
  • You will be given a room on Nursing Ward E of UZ Brussel, where you will undergo specific bowel preparations.
  • After the procedure you are brought back to your room.
  • After a few hours of rest, you can usually go home the same day.
    You have to be accompanied and you are not allowed to drive.
    Also, it is best not to spend the night alone following an operation under general anaesthetic.