Jefferson University Hospitals

Tests & Treatments

  • Biopsy
    A biopsy is a procedure performed to remove tissue or cells from the body for examination under a microscope.

  • Colposcopy
    If your routine pelvic examination shows cervical or vaginal problems or your Pap test is abnormal, your gynecologist may recommend a colposcopy.

  • Dilation and Curettage
    Dilation and curettage (D & C) is a gynecological surgical procedure in which your cervix is dilated and the lining of the uterus is scraped away.

  • Endometrial Ablation
    An endometrial ablation is a procedure that destroys the uterine lining and is used to treat dysfunctional or abnormal uterine bleeding.

  • Hysterectomy
    If you have severe fibroid tumors, endometriosis, cancer or endometrial hyperplasia, you and your physician may decide that a hysterectomy is the right treatment for you.

  • Pap Test
    This procedure is done in your physician's office and can detect the presence of infection, inflammation, abnormal cells or cancer.