Heavy menstrual bleeding is common and may not always improve with medical interventions. At Roswell ObGyn, LLC, in Alpharetta, Atlanta, Canton, and Cumming, Georgia, the team of experienced physicians has expertise in performing endometrial ablation to treat heavy bleeding. Are medications failing to improve your heavy periods? Call Roswell ObGyn, LLC, or schedule your ablation consultation online today.
Ablation is a medical procedure that burns or freezes tissue to get the desired results. Many areas of medicine use ablation to treat a wide range of conditions.
The team at Roswell ObGyn, LLC performs endometrial ablation to treat heavy menstrual bleeding. Women with heavy bleeding may have periods that affect their physical and social well-being.
For this procedure, the Roswell ObGyn, LLC skilled surgeons heat or freeze the endometrial lining of the uterus, destroying the tissue. Many women experience significant improvements in their menstrual bleeding following the procedure.
The Roswell ObGyn, LLC team determines if you’re a candidate for endometrial ablation after a consultation. They perform the procedure for women with heavy periods that affect their quality of life.
Because it’s an invasive procedure, the team only recommends the ablation if conservative interventions like medications fail to improve heavy bleeding.
They may not consider you a candidate for endometrial ablation if you have future pregnancy plans, you’re postmenopausal, or you have a disorder that affects the uterus or endometrium.
Ablation is a quick procedure, most often done in the outpatient setting or at the office. Your provider reviews the details of your endometrial ablation at your initial consultation, so you know what to expect.
Your provider may give you medicine to help you relax before the ablation and open the cervix. While you lie back on the procedure table, your practitioner gently inserts a wand into your vagina, slowly advancing it toward your uterus.
Then, they use the wand to deliver the energy that ablates the tissue. This procedure causes very little discomfort. Once complete, your provider removes the wand and sends you to the recovery area for monitoring, and then sends you home.
You may feel nauseous and uncomfortable following your endometrial ablation and should have a family member or friend drive you home after the procedure. You can expect period-like cramps for the first few days and light bleeding for a few weeks.
The Roswell ObGyn, LLC team schedules follow-up visits to monitor your healing. It may take several months until you get to see the benefits of the procedure.
Call Roswell ObGyn, LLC, or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about ablation for heavy bleeding.