Jefferson University Hospitals

Tests & Treatments

  • Abdominal Hysterectomy
    Our expert physicians and surgeons can help to expertly diagnose and treat your fibroid tumors.

  • 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.

  • Myomectomy
    If you have been diagnosed with fibroid tumors, a myomectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the tumors while leaving the uterus intact, thus preserving your ability to become pregnant.

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

  • Ultrasound
    Ultrasounds vary by condition, but consist of high-frequency sound waves to look at organs and structures inside the body.

  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization
    This procedure, performed by trained interventional radiologists, blocks the arteries feeding blood to the fibroid tumors, thus allowing them to shrink and preserving the uterus.

  • Vaginal Hysterectomy
    If you are diagnosed with symptomatic fibroids (noncancerous tumors of the uterus), a vaginal hysterectomy may be an appropriate treatment option.