Women are often embarrassed to discuss their heavy menstrual periods with their doctor, or they think their heavy bleeding is normal. Women may also fear being told that they need a hysterectomy. As a result, only a small percentage of women with menorrhagia actually seek treatment. However, minimally invasive procedures are now available that can successfully treat menorrhagia in an outpatient setting with minimal side effects

Endometrial ablation is a procedure that reduces or eliminates menstrual bleeding by permanently removing the lining of the uterus. No incisions are necessary for an ablation procedure — your doctor will insert tools through the vagina and the cervix to reach your uterus. The tools and the method vary slightly depending on the type of ablation procedure performed.

Our office offers the Minerva endometrial ablation.

Ablation Side Effects

Endometrial ablation is appropriate only for women who are finished having children. Ablation procedures carry the same risks associated with any minimally invasive surgical procedure, including pain, bleeding or infection. Endometrial ablation cannot be reversed. Schedule an appointment with one of our doctors today to see if endometrial ablation is right for you.

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For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact the Center for Women’s Health at 913-491-6878.