Endometrial Ablation

Loudoun Women's Healthcare Associates -  - Obstetrician

Loudoun Women's Healthcare Associates

Obstetricians & Gynecologists located in Lansdowne, VA

Endometrial Ablation Specialist
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.

Endometrial Ablation Q & A

Loudoun Women's Healthcare Associates

What is an Endometrial Ablation?

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.

What is 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.

How Long Does a NovaSure Endometrial Ablation Take?

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.

Who Might Be a Good Candidate for an Endometrial Ablation?

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.

What Are the Advantages of an Endometrial Ablation?

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.

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