Used to treat abnormal uterine bleeding, endometrial ablation uses either a laser beam, electricity, freezing, or heating to stop bleeding related to non-cancerous uterine disorders.
Prior to being deemed a candidate for endometrial ablation, a woman must not be pregnant, should not be planning for future pregnancies, and cancer should be ruled out as a cause for the bleeding (since cancer cells go deeper than what ablation reaches, it’s not an appropriate treatment for cancer).
During this outpatient procedure, Dr. Longoria will use the method he believes most appropriate for your situation to stop the bleeding you’ve been experiencing. You’ll be anesthetized during the procedure and won’t feel anything.
After the procedure you might experience the following for the first 24 hours:
- Slight cramping
- Frequent urination