Oakdale Ob/Gyn doctors perform several minimally invasive, same day in-office procedures. Women who have menorrhagia (heavy bleeding that lasts 7 days or more per cycle, or is so heavy that you change protection nearly every hour) now have a minimally invasive treatment option to reduce or in some cases, eliminate bleeding without removing the uterus.
Called Endometrial Ablation, this short, minimally invasive procedure is performed in the office setting and can reduce bleeding by removing the lining of the uterus with heating, freezing, or electrosurgical methods.
During the procedure, a hysteroscope, a thin, light-transmitting telescope is used to look inside the uterus and ultrasonography or sound waves, are used to view the pelvic organs. There is no need for an incision. Recovery is usually about two hours and pain is generally minimal. If you experience pain, talk with your Oakdale Ob/Gyn doctor.
To learn more about Endometrial Ablation options, talk with your Oakdale Ob/Gyn doctor or visit www. novasure.com or www.pelvichealthsolutions.com/thermachoice
Women who still want children in the future should not consider Endometrial Ablation as a birth control option. Talk with your Oakdale Ob/Gyn doctor to determine the best method of treatment based on your specific symptoms and diagnosis.