Drs. Chauncey Stokes and Roopa Duggal have helped many women who live in Leesburg and Lansdowne, Virginia and suffer from heavy bleeding. Many patients recognize the doctors as some of the area’s top endometrial ablation specialists and recommend Loudoun Women’s Healthcare Associates to other women who need this procedure.
An endometrial ablation is a procedure that’s used to treat abnormally heavy menstrual bleeding in women. During the procedure, a thin layer of the uterus’ inner lining is removed. This usually stops or lightens women’s menstrual bleeding. One of the best-known endometrial ablation procedures is called NovaSure® Endometrial Ablation.
NovaSure endometrial ablation is simply a specific endometrial ablation procedure. It’s one of the most common endometrial ablation procedures because it’s simple, effective, and approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
A NovaSure endometrial ablation doesn’t take long at all. The entire procedure can be completed in just a few minutes, and it can be done right in a doctor’s office. It’s an outpatient procedure, so women are free to go home or to work after it’s over.
Women who have heavy menstrual bleeding may be a good candidate for an endometrial ablation, but there are some medical considerations that should be taken into account. For instance, women who want to become pregnant or have gone through menopause might not be good candidates for the procedure. Women should talk with their gynecologist or OB/GYN about their specific symptoms, health conditions, and life stage to see whether the procedure is right for them.
For those who are good candidates, an endometrial ablation has advantages over both a hysterectomy and hormone therapy. An endometrial ablation is a simpler procedure than a hysterectomy, so the recovery period is shorter. The procedure may also cost less than a more involved hysterectomy although whether this is a major consideration for patients may depend on their health insurance coverage. The procedure also avoids the potential side effects that hormonal treatments can cause.
We participate with most local and many national insurance plans. However, it is your responsibility to understand whether your insurance has limits on the doctors you can see or the services you can receive. If you provide complete and accurate information about your insurance, we will submit claims to your insurance carrier and receive payments for services. Depending on your insurance coverage, you may be responsible for co-payments, co-insurance, or other deductible amounts. Please contact our billing office or call your insurance carrier should you have any questions.
"For a new patient, Dr Duggal truly showed concern and wanted to find a solution to the issue I came for. She built up my history but also inquired about my future plans"
"I had the best prenatal care in this clinic. Everybody is friendly and caring. Love and respect to Dr. Roopa Duggal and the staff, I will be returning again."
"I couldn't have asked for a better OB/GYN to see me through my first pregnancy! HIGHLY RECOMMEND DR. DUGGAL!"
"He delivered my baby by VBAC two weeks ago and did an amazing job!"
"I switched to this practice when I moved to the area and wanted to get pregnant. Dr Stokes and Jessica his NP were very diligent about helping us make this happen."
"I am a new patient of Dr. Stokes and I am already a fan. He provides excellent professional service. He is knowledgeable, caring and easy to work with."
"I love the team - everyone is extremely friendly and they always seem to remember their patients. I always feel very welcome when I go to the office, that I recommend."
"Dr. Duggal came highly recommended when I was looking for someone to do my tubal. All went well with my surgery and recovery. I will use her for my annual well visits."
"Dr. Duggal was extremley kind and patient. My only two request were a pain-free and non c-section delivery. She made both happen."