Endometrial ablation is a minimally invasive treatment option used to lessen heavy menstrual bleeding. This procedure technique serves as a less drastic alternative to a hysterectomy, and in many cases, it reduces the chance of a patient needing one later on down the line.
Endometrial ablation works by using controlled heat to carefully burn the lining of the uterus called the endometrium, which prevents it from shedding and creating the heavy bleeding.
Good candidates for this procedure are women who are pre-menopausal and are dealing with heavy bleeding unrelated to cancers or other more serious conditions.
Dr. John Schilling and staff perform the surgery as an outpatient procedure, meaning the patient is free to go home after the surgery without having to stay in the hospital overnight.
To learn more about endometrial ablation, contact our office in Stockbridge to set up a consultation.