Endometrial ablation is the most exciting thing to occur in women’s healthcare in many years!
We currently use hot saline ablation, using the Genesys HTA system by Boston Scientific, to destroy the endometrial lining, virtually
eliminating (or completely eliminating) menstrual cycles.
Saline ablation is the safest type of ablation on the market.
In addition, it appears to be superior to all other techniques in its ability to destroy the endometrial lining! One day and periods are done!
Endometrial ablation is a procedure that destroys (ablates) the uterine lining, or endometrium. This procedure is used to treat abnormal uterine bleeding. Sometimes a lighted viewing instrument (hysteroscope) is used to see inside the uterus.
Endometrial ablation can be done by:
A laser beam (laser thermal ablation).
Heat (thermal ablation), using:
A balloon filled with saline solution that has been heated to 85°C (185°F) (thermal balloon ablation).
Normal saline (heated free fluid).
Electricity, using a resectoscope with a loop or rolling ball electrode.
The endometrium heals by scarring, which usually reduces or prevents uterine bleeding. Saline ablation often leaves minimal scarring, which can be important in the future.
Endometrial ablation is done in an outpatient setting, and there is essentially NO RECOVERY!