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Endometrial Ablation

Minimally Invasive Relief For Heavy Periods

Endometrial ablation is a minimally invasive procedure for women who experience abnormal, heavy periods and who have completed their families. Dr. Pizarro offers endometrial ablation to properly-selected patients who do not want future pregnancy. Her Option™ endometrial ablation can be performed as an in-office treatment with no incisions, no need for an IV, no dangerous anesthesia, and with very easy recovery. After this outpatient procedure, most women can find relief from heavy periods without the side effects of hormones and with much less risk than hysterectomy.

Endometrial ablation works directly on the lining of the uterus to reduce--in some cases stop--bleeding. A small instrument is carefully placed into the uterus and activated briefly to achieve the desired result. Although endometrial ablation is generally very safe and easy to perform, patients have to be chosen carefully. Risks of the procedure are rare and include injury to organs, pain, and the need for further treatments if bleeding continues. Women who are able to have children should use proper contraception after treatment, because pregnancy after endometrial ablation can be dangerous.

Dr. Pizarro offers both Her Option™ treatment for women who choose an in-office procedure without anesthesia, and Novasure™ endometrial ablation for patients who prefer a hospital setting. Call today to see if endometrial ablation is the right treatment for your heavy periods.

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