Endometrial ablation can provide life-changing relief for women who experience abnormal, painful, or heavy periods. Dr. Cindy Basinski and Dr. Rupal Juran of Basinski & Juran, MDs, in Newburgh, Indiana, are board-certified in gynecology and urogynecology and are leading experts in their field. They perform endometrial ablation as an in-office procedure to help you control the symptoms of heavy bleeding and painful periods without the use of hormones. If you’re in Evansville, Indiana, or the surrounding area, learn more about the quick ablation procedure by calling the office or scheduling an appointment online today.
What is endometrial ablation?
Endometrial ablation is an in-office procedure that uses energy instead of hormones to permanently remove the cells that grow inside your uterus lining. When these cells are permanently removed, your periods stop and you get relief from painful, heavy bleeding and other symptoms. The procedure itself takes just a few minutes, and the results can be long-lasting and life-changing for the better.
Before you get an ablation, Dr. Basinski or Dr. Juran evaluate the lining of your uterus through hysteroscopy and dilation and curettage (D&C) procedures.
What can I expect during an ablation?
Dr. Basinski and Dr. Juran use the NovaSure® endometrial ablation method, which is simple, effective, and FDA-approved. First, one of the highly skilled doctors opens your cervix and inserts a slender wand into your uterus. The wand contains a triangular-shaped device with netting that expands to fit the size and shape of your uterus.
Next, the NovaSure wand delivers radiofrequency energy through the netting into your uterus for about 90 seconds. The doctor then pulls the netted device into the wand and removes both from your uterus. The actual procedure itself takes just a few minutes.
During your ablation, the doctors may offer you the option of IV medications to keep you comfortable. You can also take oral medications to help you relax during the ablation and to minimize cramping you may experience.
What can I expect after the ablation?
Following the procedure, you may experience moderate to intense uterine cramping that ends several hours afterward. Discharge and spotting may also occur up to six weeks after the ablation, but this usually resolves as your uterus heals. Ideally, once you’re healed, your periods will be permanently over.
If, after three to six months, you aren’t happy with your bleeding pattern, Dr. Basinski or Dr. Juran work with you to find additional treatment methods that produce the results you need to control abnormal bleeding and pain. In some cases, you can have another ablation, use hormone therapy, or have a hysterectomy if necessary.
Dr. Basinski and Dr. Juran treat each woman individually and create a customized treatment plan that is most effective for your specific needs. To learn more about the NovaSure ablation procedure or any other method of controlling irregular or painful periods, call the office or schedule an appointment today using the online booking tool.