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Endometrial Ablations

Abnormal bleeding affects many women today. In the past the only surgical treatment for bleeding was either an abdominal or vaginal hysterectomy. Fortunately we now have much more to offer patients.

If it is determined that a surgical rather than a medical treatment for bleeding is needed, then endometrial ablation may be the procedure for you.

When we do in-office ablations, we use Gynecare Thermachoice®. Gynecare Thermachoice® uses a method called global endometrial ablation (GEA) to remove the endometrium, the lining of the uterus.

Here’s how it works:

1. A small soft, flexible silicone balloon attached to a thin catheter (tube) is first passed through the vagina and cervix, and then placed gently into the uterus. No incision is required.

2. The balloon is then filled with fluid so that it inflates to the unique contours of the uterus.

3. The fluid is gently heated and circulated in the uterus for 8 minutes while the lining of the uterus is treated.

4. When the treatment is completed, all the fluid is withdrawn from the balloon, and the catheter is removed. Nothing remains in the uterus. The treated uterine lining will shed, like during a period, over the next 7-10 days.

In most cases, patients can resume normal activities the next day.

To learn more about Gynecare Thermachoice® and GEA, visit www.pelvichealthsolutions.com/thermachoice.

When we do an outpatient ablations, we use Novasure. To learn more about Novasure, visit www.novasure.com.