Uterus Ablation

Uterus ablation is destroying the endometrium, the internal lining of the uterus, in order to help the patient. Frequent terms for uterus ablation are uterine ablation and endometrial ablation, and technically, these can be done through a plethora of methods, such as:

. Laser ablation

. Thermal ablation

. Novasure endometrial ablation

. Hydrothermal ablation

. Electrosurgical Technique (Roller Ball or Barrel)

. Operative Hysteroscopy (see the Endometrial Ablation For Fibroids Video)

. Radio frequency ablation

. Thermal baloon ablation

. Microwave ablation

. Cryo ablation

The most frequent disorder where uterus ablation would be applied to, is menorrhagia, heavy menstrual bleeding. Usually, a menstrual bleeding lasts for a few days and then is gone, but in some cases, it not only lasts longer but grows heavier and makes life really difficult. Some women literally cannot go out of the house because of the heavy bleeding! It is one thing to have the bleeding that everybody else is having, it quite another thing not to be able to go shopping, not to be able to go to work and so on.

Endometrial Ablation for Avoiding Hysterectomy

If there is no tissue that bleeds, that there will be no more bleeding, so if the part of the uterus that actually bleeds, endometrium, is removed the patient will be better. Endometrial ablation is a very good technique and can be classified as a minimally invasive surgical technique. After ablation you wouldn’t have endometrium, but would continue to have the rest of the uterus, not to mention that you would have your ovaries intact. Instead of heading to surgical menopause with hysterectomy, your hormonal balance would remain largely intact after ablation of the uterus.