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Endometrial Ablation services offered in Waxahachie, TX

If medications aren’t enough to treat your heavy periods, you may benefit from a minimally invasive endometrial ablation. At Advanced Women’s Healthcare of Waxahachie, Gregory Kroeger, MD, FACOG, and Tracy Glass, DO, FACOG, use the NovaSure® technology to burn the uterine lining (endometrium), so you can find long-lasting relief from heavy, prolonged bleeding. To find out if endometrial ablation is right for you, call the office in Waxahachie, Texas, or request an appointment online today.

Endometrial Ablation Q&A

What is endometrial ablation?

Endometrial ablation is a minimally invasive procedure to burn the lining of your uterus (endometrium). This treatment can stop heavy uterine bleeding when other therapies aren’t working.

The providers at Advanced Women’s Healthcare of Waxahachie use the NovaSure endometrial ablation system through the vagina without the need for abdominal incisions.

Why would I need endometrial ablation?

You may be a candidate for endometrial ablation if you have heavy periods or if your periods last longer than seven days. This abnormal or heavy bleeding can be the result of:

  • Polyps
  • Fibroids
  • Hormone imbalance

The Advanced Women’s Healthcare of Waxahachie physicians offer comprehensive pelvic exams and diagnostic testing services to identify the cause of your heavy periods. If you can’t find relief of heavy bleeding with medications or other therapies, they may recommend endometrial ablation.

You’re not a candidate for endometrial ablation if you desire future pregnancies. Because treatment removes your endometrial lining, a viable pregnancy after treatment isn’t possible.

If you need treatment for heavy bleeding, but your family isn’t complete, the physicians can recommend alternative therapies during your consultation.

What happens during endometrial ablation?

NovaSure endometrial ablation is a quick, out-patient procedure that takes about five minutes to complete.

The Advanced Women’s Healthcare of Waxahachie providers insert the NovaSure device into your uterus through your vagina. The device delivers precise amounts of radio-frequency energy into the uterine lining to destroy it.

After removing the device, the physician suctions out destroyed tissue and fluids. Some patients may experience cramping, spotting, and nausea after the procedure.

While you can expect to resume most of your usual activities soon after treatment, you need to avoid having sex and using tampons or douches for 2-3 days after your endometrial ablation to prevent infection.

To learn more about the benefits of NovaSure endometrial ablation, call Advanced Women’s Healthcare of Waxahachie or request an appointment online today.