Endometrial Ablation for heavy periods
E ndometrial ablation is a procedure at our Ogden facility that can be done in the hospital or in the office to control heavy or bothersome uterine bleeding. This procedure is a permanent option that takes less than 5 minutes to perform and stops periods in fifty to sixty percent of patients. Ninety percent of women will have light to no bleeding after their Ogden endometrial ablation procedure. This procedure does not affect hormones and does not require medications in an ongoing manner. For the ten percent of women for which this procedure does not work, there are other options available.
 
The ablation uses either hot water (Thermachoice) or radiofrequency NovaSure  to kill the lining of the uterus so that the heavy bleeding STOPS.
NovaSure endometrial ablation for heavy bleeding at our Ogden facility uses radiofrequency energy to kill the cells inside the uterus. This takes less than 2 minutes and is designed to permanently stop the menstrual cycles. Prior to performing an Ogden NovaSure endometrial ablation, Dr. Beverly will also look inside the uterus to ensure there are no abnormal issues (polyps, fibroids, septum) etc.

This procedure is performed both with local medication and with an anesthesiologist providing sedation in the office.  The appropriate treatment for heavy bleeding will be a joint decision between you and Dr. Beverly at Ogden Clinic.

After the endometrial ablation procedure at Ogden Clinic:
In the first 24 hours, it is normal to have some severe cramps. The prescriptions for pain medications should be used for this. Cramping usually resolves in less than 24 hours. It is best to just rest the day of the procedure. It is ok to return to work the day after the NovaSure ablation, but no intercourse for 4 weeks. It is normal to have a watery gray discharge, or some light bleeding for 4-6 weeks. You should wait at least 3 months to
determine if the procedure worked for you.

It is important to remember that endometrial ablation at Ogden Clinic does not prevent against pregnancy, and that it is not safe to become pregnant after the ablation. Dr. Beverly strongly recommends permanent birth control prior to having an ablation. The ESSURE is a form of permanent birth control that can be performed in our Ogden office as well. 

Essure
Heavy Bleeding