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Endometrial Ablation

Ideal Gynecology, LLC

Women’s Health Practitioners located in McDonough and Atlanta, GA serving Stockbridge, Conyers, Locust Grove, Hampton, Covington, Jackson, Buckhead, Vinings, Smyrna, Roswell, Alpharetta, Midtown, and Sandy Springs, GA

Are you suffering every month with very heavy or painful periods, and you’ve finished having children? If so, Lillian Schapiro, MD, and Kristan Adams, MD, at Ideal Gynecology, LLC, in Georgia can help. They deliver minimally invasive in-office endometrial ablation to resolve abnormal menstruation issues that aren't improving using other methods. Call the Atlanta or McDonough, Georgia office of Ideal Gynecology, LLC, today for more information or use the online form to book an appointment.

Endometrial Ablation Q & A

What is endometrial ablation?

Endometrial ablation is a procedure available at Ideal Gynecology, LLC, for treating heavy, painful periods. While there are several non-surgical methods of treating problem periods, including medication, some women have persistent issues that don't respond to them. Other women choose an endometrial ablation to avoid hormones.

If this is the case for you, endometrial ablation might be the answer. The team at Ideal Gynecology, LLC, uses the Minerva Endometrial Ablation System, which uses heat energy to destroy the endometrium that lines your uterus. As a result, your symptoms should ease significantly.

It is contraindicated to become pregnant following endometrial ablation, so it's important to use effective birth control methods until menopause. This also means that the Minerva Endometrial Ablation System is only suitable for women who are sure they don't want more children.

How do I qualify for endometrial ablation?

The first stage of the process is for you to undergo an evaluation at Ideal Gynecology, LLC, to determine the cause of your heavy or painful periods. An ultrasound scan or sonohysterogram can be useful, and a hysteroscopy might be necessary to determine whether your painful periods are due to identifiable causes such as:

  • Uterine fibroids
  • Polyps
  • Precancerous or cancerous cells

What happens when I have endometrial ablation?

Minerva Endometrial Ablation is a minimally invasive procedure that your provider at Ideal Gynecology, LLC, can carry out at the office.

First, you take some pain medication at the office, then change into a soft, comfortable gown. After checking your vital signs, you go to the procedure room where you have a paracervical block that numbs your uterus.

Your provider uses a special instrument to stabilize your cervix, then passes a tiny camera into your uterus. The camera provides a detailed view of the inside of your uterus, which your provider uses to guide the delivery of the endometrial ablation treatment.

The procedure takes just a few minutes to complete. Unlike a hysterectomy, which used to be the only solution for severe period problems, endometrial ablation is far easier and less invasive.

To find out whether endometrial ablation is the right option for your heavy, painful periods, call Ideal Gynecology, LLC, today or book an appointment online.