Endometrial Ablation in Arizona: Dare to Wear White Again!

Arizona Gynecology

Can you even imagine freedom from heavy monthly bleeding?  Do you dream of an alternative to hormones or hysterectomy?  With endometrial ablation in Arizona, you can permanently reduce or eliminate a messy period in about 90 seconds!

Most women with heavy periods don’t realize that recurrent heavy bleeding is not normal; in fact, it is a recognized medical condition that afflicts 1 in 6 women worldwide.

Many women think that bleeding heavily for consecutive days or changing their pad every hour is something they have to live with. Consequently, they tolerate their period by limiting their participation in daily activities. Others are afraid that the only options are hormones or a hysterectomy.

With Endometrial Ablation in Arizona, You Can Live a Life Without Heavy Bleeding

Several factors will be important to your decision regarding treatment options, including whether or not you plan to have children in the future and whether you prefer ongoing therapy or a one-time treatment.

With the one-time NovaSure endometrial ablation procedure, women can finally obtain reliable relief from heavy menstrual bleeding safely, in about 90 seconds.

The procedure can be performed at an outpatient surgery center, or under local anesthesia in the convenience of our office. NovaSure lets women take control of their lives and return to their normal routines the following day.

How the NovaSure Procedure Works

Step 1: Your doctor opens your cervix (the opening to your uterus) slightly, inserts a slender wand and extends a triangular-shaped netted device into your uterus.

Step 2: The netting expands, fitting to the size and shape of your uterus.

Step 3: Precisely measured radiofrequency energy is delivered through the netting for about 90 seconds.

Step 4: The netted device is pulled back into the wand, and both are removed from your uterus.

What is the outlook for endometrial ablation in Arizona?

The majority of women who undergo endometrial ablation report a successful reduction in abnormal bleeding. Up to half of the women will stop having periods after the procedure.

Yet, studies indicate the rate of failure (defined as bleeding or pain after endometrial ablation that required a hysterectomy or a redo) was 16% to 30% at 5 years. Failure was most likely to occur in women younger than 45 years and in women with 5 or more children, prior tubal ligation, and a history of painful menstrual cramps. After endometrial ablation, 11% to 36% of women had a repeat ablation or other uterine-sparing procedure.

Although the procedure removes the uterine lining and typically results in infertility, it should not be considered as a birth control measure, because pregnancy can still occur in a small portion of the endometrium which remains or has regrown. In this case, there may be severe problems with the pregnancy, and the procedure should never be performed if the woman may desire pregnancy in the future.

With today’s advances, heavy menstrual bleeding can be treated simply, safely and successfully. We can help you come to a treatment decision by assessing the amount and frequency of your bleeding and by looking at how your periods affect your life.

If you would like to know if you are a candidate for endometrial ablation in Arizona to take control over your heavy monthly bleeding, call us today to schedule a consultation. And dare to wear white again!

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