Endometrial Ablation Specialist

Surgery of Tomorrow -  - Gynecologic Surgery

Surgery of Tomorrow

Gynecologic Surgery & OB/GYNs located in Midwood, Brooklyn, NY

Heavy menstrual bleeding or bleeding between your periods can be very inconvenient in your day-to-day life. At Surgery of Tomorrow, LLC, in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City, the gynecologic surgery experts provide endometrial ablation procedures to destroy your uterine lining and reduce or eliminate your abnormal uterine bleeding. For more information about the procedure and what to expect, call Surgery of Tomorrow, LLC, or book an appointment online today.

Endometrial Ablation Q & A

What is endometrial ablation?

Endometrial ablation destroys your uterus's inner lining, which is the same part that sheds and bleeds during your monthly period. You might need endometrial ablation to treat or avoid certain complications involving your menstrual cycle. 

Endometrial ablation is non-surgical, so it doesn’t involve any incisions. Instead, your provider at Surgery of Tomorrow, LLC, accesses the inside of your uterus via your vagina and cervix with a long, slender instrument. They destroy the lining using one of several methods:

  • Electrocautery (electricity)
  • Cryoablation (extreme cold)
  • Microwave ablation (microwave energy)
  • Radiofrequency ablation (radio waves)
  • Balloon therapy (heated fluid in a balloon)

Your provider describes the method to you beforehand, so you know what to expect during the process and how it works. They also tell you how it will help reduce your uterine bleeding or otherwise treat your complication. 

What can endometrial ablation treat?

Endometrial ablation treats various complications involving abnormal uterine bleeding. If you bleed heavily and cannot treat your bleeding with medications, your Surgery of Tomorrow, LLC provider might recommend endometrial ablation as a treatment. It's a great alternative to a full hysterectomy to treat abnormal uterine bleeding. 

They might recommend it if you experience:

  • Heavy bleeding for eight or more days in a row
  • Anemia because of your period
  • Bleeding between periods
  • Soaking through tampons and pads within two hours of changing them

Endometrial ablation can either greatly reduce your abnormal bleeding or stop it entirely. You shouldn’t get the procedure if you plan on getting pregnant in the future, but you should continue taking birth control after endometrial ablation to avoid pregnancy. 

Your provider can talk to you about what to expect for your uterine health and functioning after endometrial ablation.

How should I prepare for endometrial ablation?

Before you get endometrial ablation, your Surgery of Tomorrow, LLC provider tells you how to prepare for a successful procedure. During the consultation, you should mention the medications you currently take, and if you think you might be pregnant.

Your provider might give you medications to take leading up to your procedure to make the lining of your uterus thinner. They may also give you medication to take the day of your procedure to help you relax. For this reason, you should also arrange a ride to the office and home from your procedure for your safety.

To discuss endometrial ablation with a gynecologic surgery expert, call Surgery of Tomorrow, LLC, or book an appointment online today.