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.
to see if endometrial ablation is the right treatment for your heavy periods.
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