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 What are the risks of uterine fibroid embolization (UFE)?
- Q What are treatments for fibroids other than hysterectomy?
- Q Why choose hysterectomy over uterine artery embolization for fibroids?
- Q What is hysteroscopic myomectomy?
- Q Are more treatments being developed for uterine fibroids?
- Q Will I need to have a hysterectomy if I have fibroids?