This medical procedure is used to help women suffering from excessively heavy periods and prolonged bleeding. With the help of this procedure, the endometrial lining of the uterus is destroyed. This treatment is usually sought when other measures to curb excessive bleeding, have not worked.
HOW IS ENDOMETRIAL ABLATION DIAGNOSED?
It can be performed by using one of the following:• Transcervical resection of the endometrium or TCRE• Hydrothermal Ablation System• Novasure System• Thermochromic III Balloon• Hysteroscopy
HOW IS ENDOMETRIAL ABLATION TREATED?
Your gynecologists might decide one of the following procedures to perform an endometrial ablation on you : 1. Freezing 2. Using heated saline, thermal balloon or radiofrequency. This method is referred to as heat ablation 3. Microwave 4. Using laser beam for ablation 5. Electricity
DID YOU KNOW?
Women undergoing endometrial ablation can always return home the same day as it is done on an outpatient basis. Done under spinal or local anesthesia, you may even discuss about general anesthesia with your physician.