Hysteroscopy is a procedure that provides a complete picture of the inside of your uterus. Your Women’s Care doctor can perform this procedure to diagnose and possibly treat heavy periods, pain, and infertility. It can be performed in the office, surgery center or hospital.
Examples of conditions that can be seen include polyps, fibroids, cancer and others. Other procedures, such as polyp removal (polypectomy), endometrial ablation and D&C can be combined with hysteroscopy to treat heavy bleeding. Procedures such as hysteroscopic tubal occlusion (Essure) can be done at the same time to provide permanent contraception with easy recovery.
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Polypectomy:Hysteroscopy with polypectomy is a procedure that identifies and treats a cause of heavy bleeding: an endometrial polyp (a ball-like thickening of the lining of your uterus). This procedure can be done in the office, surgery center, or hospital.
Recovery for this procedure is minimal and you are able to go home the same day and return to work within the next day or two after surgery.
Suffering from heavy periods? Women’s Care doctors can help. Endometrial ablation is a procedure that treats heavy bleeding and painful periods. It can be performed in the office, surgery center or hospital.
This procedure can be very successful in treating heavy bleeding and painful periods. Most women experience lighter, less painful periods. Some women lose their periods altogether. Several options are available for endometrial ablations. The best choice for the procedure depends on your personal concerns and the experiences of your Women’s Care doctor. Anesthesia is provided to make this a comfortable process.
Thermachoice endometrial ablation treats the lining of the uterus by heating a small balloon that’s been expanded inside the uterus.
Novasure endometrial ablation treats the lining of the uterus by heating a mesh that’s been expanded inside the uterus.
The recovery for an endometrial ablation lasts only a few days. You are able to go home the same day and return to work a few days after surgery. Talk to your Women’s Care doctor about your individual needs and the specific risks of these surgeries. Sampling to detect precancerous conditions of the uterus is recommended prior to the surgery. Your Women’s Care doctor is happy to treat your periods with these procedures if they are the right procedures for you!
Learn more about endometrial ablation.