Dilation and Curettage | “D & C”
A dilation and curettage – commonly called a “D&C” – is a surgical procedure in which the doctor removes tissue from a woman’s uterus. It is called a “D&C” because the cervix is dilated (opened) and a thin instrument is used to perform curettage (remove tissue).
A D&C may be performed to diagnose and treat many conditions that affect a woman’s uterus. D&Cs are often performed to treat abnormal bleeding or heavy periods. D&Cs may also may performed after a miscarriage to prevent hemorrhaging or infection.
After the tissue is gently scraped from the uterus, a sample of the tissue can be viewed under a microscope to identify the presence of any abnormal cells.
Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates offers the latest, state-of-the-art D&C technologies that make the procedure fast, comfortable and effective – with little downtime and rapid recovery.
When you choose Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates you can feel confident knowing that you a will always receive the highest level of medical care, in a compassionate, nurturing and understanding environment.
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Myosure D & C
MyoSure is a highly effective new procedure that allows a specialized gynecologist or surgeon to remove uterine tissue faster and more comfortably for the patient.
During the MyoSure procedure the doctor first inserts a very tiny camera into the vagina and past the cervix, allowing her to see inside the uterus.
Next, a slim wand is passed through the vagina into the uterus. One side of the wand is a surgical instrument that is used to gently scrape the uterine tissue off into tiny pieces. The wand also has a suction opening that sucks the removed tissue out of the body.
Because of the tiny instruments used, Myosure requires less dilation and is significantly more comfortable for the patient than traditional D&C methods. There is also less blood loss, and less risk of infection and scaring with Myosure D&Cs.
Myosure is an outpatient procedure that can be performed in our Dearborn Heights or Grosse Pointe gynecology offices. Patients are able to return home the same day and resume normal activities within a few days.
Truclear D & C
TRUCLEAR is another new, state-of-the-art procedure that makes it possible for a gynecologist or surgeon to remove abnormal uterine tissue without the need for incisions.
TRUCLEAR is an outpatient procedure that can be performed right in our Dearborn Heights or Grosse Pointe office.
During the TRUCLEAR D&C the doctor inserts a scope through the vagina and cervix, to see inside the uterus. Next, the doctor inserts a small instrument right through the scope that rapidly removes the uterine tissue.
The special design of the TRUCLEAR instrument helps minimize any damage to the lining of the uterus, which is important to preserving the possibility of pregnancy at a future date.
Unlike other D&C procedures, TRUCLEAR does not use electricity in the uterus – eliminating any risk of burn injury. TRUCLEAR is also typically faster than electrical D&Cs, which means less exposure to anesthesia.
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