Maurice Leibman, M.D. & Associates

Board Certified Gynecologist & Certified North American Menopause Practitioner (NCMP) located in Houston, TX

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Dilation and Curettage (D&C)

Board Certified Gynecologist & Certified North American Menopause Practitioner (NCMP) located in Houston, TX

Board-certified gynecologist Maurice Leibman, MD, MSc, FACOG, NCMP, of Maurice Leibman, M.D. & Associates in Houston, Texas, provides a compassionate bedside manner while applying advanced techniques and technologies in the operating room. If you have a pelvic organ condition, call the office to set up a consultation, or book an appointment using the online tool to learn about surgical interventions.

What is Dilation and Curettage?
(D&C) is a surgical procedure that is used to diagnose and treat many conditions that affect the uterus. Diation means to open the cervix so that a thin instrument can be introduced into the uterus for the procedure. Curettage involves removing tissue from the inside of the uterus.

Reasons for a D&C?

A D&C may be done to find out the cause of abnormal bleeding. It provides a sample of the tissue that lines the uterus and analyzed for cell abnormalities. D&C also may be done after a miscarriage to remove any tissue that has remained in the uterus. A D&C may be done with other procedures, such as a hysteroscopy, in which a thin, lighted telescope is used to view inside the uterus.

The D&C Procedure

A D&C can be done in a doctor's office, surgery center or hospital. Your doctor may want to dilating your cervix before surgery using laminar, a slender rod of natural or synthetic material that is incurred into the cervix. It's left in place for several hours. The rod absorbs fluid from the cervix and expands, causing the cervix to open. Medication may also be used to soften the cervix, making it easier to dilate.

Before or during your D&C, you make receive either general or regional anesthesia, along with other medications to make you drowsy.

Accepted Insurances

We accept most major insurances. We verify each patient's insurance plan prior to appointment. If the plan is not on the list, we will verify the network status. Please contact the medical office for all insurance related questions.

Accepted Insurances

We accept most major insurances. We verify each patient's insurance plan prior to appointment. If the plan is not on the list, we will verify the network status. Please contact the medical office for all insurance related questions.
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