Dilation and curettage or D&C can treat many gynecologic symptoms, typically in less than twenty minutes. This common procedure dilates the uterus and inserts a tool called a curette to remove tissue from the lining of the uterus. A D&C may be performed to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions including abnormal bleeding, pelvic pain and uterine polyps. The procedure can also investigate precancerous and cancerous cells.
While it can be offered as an in-office procedure, a D&C performed in a surgery center can provide you with a number of benefits including nursing care and anesthesia for pain control. The recovery period following a D&C is usually very brief, with most patients returning to their normal activities within a couple of days.
At MIRI Women’s Health, our highly trained and specialized doctors and staff offer advanced procedures and specialized care. Our approach to gynecologic surgery, including hysterectomy, begins with the MIRI Patient Experience, which includes personalized plans from initial consultation to follow-up care. With the latest in advanced minimally invasive techniques, alongside our added touch of care and sensitivity, you truly have a place where you can finally find the solution for your symptoms, and get the care you deserve.