Learn more about endometrial ablation
Many women suffer from heavy menstrual periods, but our experienced doctors offer treatment that can help. Patients who have heavy menstrual bleeding may benefit from endometrial ablation. For maximum convenience, our physicians can perform this procedure in our office in many instances.
Endometrial ablation helps with heavy menstrual bleeding
Endometrial ablation is a same-day surgical procedure that helps patients who experience heavy bleeding. During this procedure, our highly trained physicians surgically burn the thin layer of the uterine lining. This reduces the blood flow to a normal or a lighter level. The physician simply dilates the cervix and inserts slim tools into the vagina and uterus to perform the surgery. There are no incisions, so there is a faster recovery.
This outpatient procedure is not recommended for women who want to become pregnant. As with any surgical procedure, there are risks. However, they rarely occur. These include pain, bleeding, infection, and, very rarely, damage to nearby organs or the uterine wall.
Same-day procedures and in-office surgery offer convenience for patients
If our team recommends this treatment, a patient can expect to experience lighter periods. She can also expect to visit our comfortable office for an outpatient procedure that allows her to return home that same day.
After an endometrial ablation, patients can expect several symptoms.
- Menstrual-type cramps for one to two days.
- 24 hours of frequent urination.
- Watery discharge intermingled with blood that can last a few weeks post-procedure. The thin discharge may be heavy for two to three days after the procedure.
The physicians at Athens ObGyn have the experience to help patients with heavy menstrual periods. Patients who suffer from heavy bleeding due to endometriosis or other conditions should contact us to discuss whether this outpatient procedure could help them.