When I perform a D&C, it is always accompanied by hysteroscopy, in which I slide a slender scope with a camera and light attached to it through the cervix in order to see what’s going on inside the uterus. If a fibroid is present, I insert a small instrument through the hysteroscope to cut the fibroid into small pieces, a process known as fibroid resection or morcellation. The small pieces of fibroid than are easily removed. The patient goes home that day, fibroid-free.
- Q Who is not a candidate for minimally invasive myomectomy?
- Q Will I need to have a hysterectomy if I have fibroids?
- Q How are uterine fibroids treated?
- Q What is "watchful waiting" of fibroids?
- Q What are the risks of removing a large uterine fibroid?
- Q How effective is uterine fibroid embolization (UFE)?