Jefferson University Hospitals

Dilation & 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. Typically, a D & C is performed if you are experiencing abnormal or excessive uterine bleeding to detect cancer or as part of the diagnostic testing if you are having difficulty conceiving.

This procedure is normally done on an outpatient basis at the Jefferson Surgical Center by Jefferson ob-gyns. By using a collaborative team approach, which emphasizes cooperation among different specialties, departments and centers, you can expect high-quality treatment and the best results possible.