Endometrial Ablation

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Relief From Heavy Periods

Heavy menstrual bleeding can be a problem for many women, and hysterectomies used to be the only answer.  A new, less radical approach, removes the uterine lining and eliminates the need for a hysterectomy.  Called endometrial ablation, it is used when other treatments have either failed or are undesirable.

This procedure might be appropriate for you if you limit activity due to menstrual periods, or if bleeding causes you to be anemic and tired.

Advantages of Endometrial Ablation Include:

  • Outpatient procedure - NO hospital stay
  • Fast recovery, with a return to normal activity within a few days
  • Usually a complete absence or marked decrease  in menstrual bleeding
  • Safe, simple, and effective procedure

St. Mary's Regional Medical Center offers an electrocautery method of endometrial ablation, performed under anesthesia in the operating room through a hysteroscope.  Approximately 90 percent of women experience relief of their symptoms within the first few months.

For more information on this procedure,
contact Women's Health Associates
at 207-777-4300.



Women's Health Associates
330 Sabattus Street
Lewiston, ME  04240

Fax:  207-755-3021


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