Endometrial Ablation - Oakdale ObGyn
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Services Endometrial Ablation

  • Is Endometrial Ablation for You?
  • About the Procedure

Women who choose to have an endometrial ablation usually have:

  • heavy periods that disrupt activities of daily living
  • heavy periods with enough blood loss to soak a tampon or pad within hours
  • anemia (low iron count) due to excessive blood loss

Women who are not candidates for endometrial ablation include:

  • women who are not done having children
  • recently had a baby
  • have had uterine cancer
  • have completed menopause

An endometrial ablation is a 10 minute procedure generally performed in our offices during a time when you are not having your period. There are no incisions. You’ll may be given a local anesthetic.

A slender instrument will be insert inside you through your vagina, cervix and uterus. Inside the uterus, extreme heat or cold, radiofrequencies, or electrosurgery are used to destroy the endometrial lining of your uterus. When this happens, the endometrium no longer “sheds” blood on a monthly basis.

After an endometrial ablation, 90% of women report they have dramatically reduced periods, all without surgery or monthly or daily pills.

An endometrial ablation is a common, safe and effective procedure. However, like any medical procedure, there is a small risk of complications.

Talk with your provider to learn more.

Endometrial ablations are performed at our clinics in Maple Grove, Blaine, Fridley, Plymouth and Crystal.

We will call you to schedule your appointment. Your doctor will discuss the procedure with you and answer any questions you have. Shortly following the procedure, you should be able to go home. You may experience cramping or bloody discharge; this is normal.

If you have follow up questions or concerns, talk with your provider or our helpful triage nurses.

  • What does the procedure do?
  • What are the risks?
  • How long will the procedure take?
  • Is this covered by insurance?
  • What can I expect for recovery time?
  • When can I go back to work/normal activities?
  • How long before I can have sex again?
  • Do I need to use birth control?
Understanding Risks

An endometrial ablation is a common, safe and effective procedure. However, like any medical procedure, there is a small risk of complications.

Talk with your provider to learn more.

Where We Perform Endometrial Ablation

Endometrial ablations are performed at our clinics in Maple Grove, Blaine, Fridley, Plymouth and Crystal.

What to Expect

We will call you to schedule your appointment. Your doctor will discuss the procedure with you and answer any questions you have. Shortly following the procedure, you should be able to go home. You may experience cramping or bloody discharge; this is normal.

If you have follow up questions or concerns, talk with your provider or our helpful triage nurses.

Questions to Ask Your Provider
  • What does the procedure do?
  • What are the risks?
  • How long will the procedure take?
  • Is this covered by insurance?
  • What can I expect for recovery time?
  • When can I go back to work/normal activities?
  • How long before I can have sex again?
  • Do I need to use birth control?

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