Endometrial Ablation

Aspire For Women Obstetrics and Gynecology

Obstetrics & Gynecology serving Englewood and South Denver Area, CO

If abnormal uterine bleeding or heavy menstrual bleeding is diminishing your mental and physical wellbeing, NovaSure® endometrial ablation can be an innovative solution. At Aspire For Women Obstetrics and Gynecology in Englewood, Colorado, caring physicians Grace Holub, MD, and Leslie Scariano, MD, provide NovaSure endometrial ablation to ease various conditions, including fibroids, dysmenorrhea, and abnormal vaginal bleeding. The goal is always to help you improve your quality of life with the best in women’s health care. Click or call Aspire For Women Obstetrics and Gynecology today.

Endometrial Ablation Q & A

What is endometrial ablation?

Endometrial ablation is a procedure performed to help control heavy bleeding. During an endometrial ablation, your provider carefully destroys a thin layer of the lining of your uterus.

The procedure is often a last resort for treating painful and abnormal bleeding and heavy periods if medications and lifestyle changes aren’t successful. The procedure is only suitable for women who no longer wish to have children.

Aspire For Women Obstetrics and Gynecology provides NovaSure endometrial ablation. Endometrial ablation procedures usually involve the destruction of and/or removal of the uterine lining using different methods, such as a laser or hot wire. The revolutionary NovaSure system uses a gentle radiofrequency energy and specially designed, advanced tools.

Why would I choose endometrial ablation?

You might choose an endometrial ablation to help treat a certain condition, such as:

  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine infection
  • Heavy, painful periods
  • Uterine cancer
  • Dyspareunia (difficult or painful sexual intercourse)
  • Dysmenorrhea (painful menstrual cramps)
  • Fibroids (noncancerous growths in the uterus)

An endometrial ablation procedure can provide ongoing symptom relief. Your provider can discuss the procedure in detail and help you decide if it’s right for you.

What can I expect during my endometrial ablation procedure?

Endometrial ablation can be performed in-office with sedation and local anesthetic or as an outpatient procedure in the hospital under general anesthesia.

On the day of your procedure, your provider slightly opens your cervix before placing a thin, flexible wand and a netting device into your uterus.

The netting swells to fit the shape and size of your uterus, and safe and controlled radiofrequency energy is carefully passed through the netting for around 90 seconds.

Your provider then guides the device back into the wand before gently removing it from your uterus.

Rest assured, you have plenty of time to ask questions and discuss your concerns during your initial consultation at Aspire For Women Obstetrics and Gynecology.

What are the benefits of endometrial ablation?

The team at Aspire For Women Obstetrics and Gynecology chooses NovaSure because it’s simple, effective, quick, and safe. The NovaSure procedure can be performed in-office at any time during your menstrual cycle, and it only takes around five minutes.

The FDA approved NovaSure in 2001 after over 15 years of extensive clinical experience.

NovaSure doesn’t involve external scarring or incisions, and your uterus is left intact. The NovaSure success rate is impressive, and the procedure can be positively life-changing for women who’ve suffered from disruptive and painful heavy bleeding for many years.

To inquire about this groundbreaking procedure, click or call Aspire For Women Obstetrics and Gynecology.