Introduction to Endometrial (Uterine) Ablation
WCJC provides Endometrial Ablations to patients experiencing heavy or abnormal bleeding.
A Hysteroscopy is a non-invasive method of investigation involving a small tube of light that we can insert through the vagina to get a better look at the cervix and uterus to effectively understand the cause of the bleeding. We may also look for any abnormalities via ultrasound.
Once an issue is diagnosed, an Endometrial Ablation can remove the lining of the uterus known as the endometrium. This essentially puts an end to your period, though in some cases patients may still experience a light flow. For some patients, it may also make sense to do their Hysteroscopy in conjunction with the removal of a polyp (polypectomy), depending on their short-term and long-term goals and desires.
What it Covers
- Heavy Periods
< 30 minutes
Outpatient or In office
1 - 3 weeks
2 - 6 days
We perform Endometrial Ablation at the following WCJC locations.
Olathe Medical Center
20333 W 151st St
Olathe, KS 66061
Advent Health Shawnee Mission
9100 S 74th St
Merriam, KS 66204
Surgicenter of Kansas City
8800 Ballentine St
Overland Park, KS 66214
Kansas City Endometrial Ablation Providers
Meet the WCJC providers who typically perform this treatment.
How it Works
Learn more about this impactful treatment and how WCJC helps patients regain control over their cycle.
There are three different methods of accomplishing an endometrial ablation: Thermachoice®; Hydrothermal (HTA); and Novasure®. Thermachoice® is what’s called a “balloon ablation.” By placing a deflated balloon-like device inside of the uterus, we can expand and heat the Thermachoice to target and remove the uterine lining in about 8 minutes. Novasure is a similar method, which uses a netted device rather than a balloon to accomplish the same goal in about 5 minutes. The Hydrothermal method pumps heated fluids into the uterus, effectively ablating the uterine lining in about 10 minutes.
Each of these methods of Endometrial Ablation have their own unique benefits and will be discussed with you during your initial appointment to help you determine which will work best for your needs.
Heavy menstrual bleeding affects up to 1 in 5 women in the United States.
This procedure is minimally invasive, requiring no incisions or cuts, but is still a highly effective treatment for heavy periods. Plus, because there are no incisions required, endometrial ablation is an outpatient procedure or in office procedure that does not require a hospital stay.
Frequently Asked Questions
As one of the most widely known gynecological procedures, our team often hears recurring questions regarding Endometrial Ablation.
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