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Endometrial Ablation

Endometrial ablation is a surgical procedure in which the endometrial lining of the uterus is removed using electrosurgical techniques. This procedure is used to treat excessive uterine bleeding in women of reproductive age and may eliminate the need for a hysterectomy.

The operation involves day surgery performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. A hysteroscope, used to examine the uterine cavity, is passed through the cervix into the uterus. Using a special electrode, the endometrial lining, which is the source of monthly bleeding, is destroyed or removed.

Most patients are able to return home the same day and control discomfort with common pain medication. Following a few days of rest and restricted activity, regular routines can be resumed.

Advantages

  • The procedure involves no incision or organ removal.
  • Hormone status is not affected.
  • Recovery period is much shorter than for hysterectomy.

Candidates

  • Experience prolonged, excessive menstrual flow.
  • Do not want another pregnancy.
  • Have not responded to D&C procedures and/or traditional hormone therapies.
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