Minimally Invasive Gynecology Procedures In Columbia, SC

Endometrial Ablation

NovaSure® and Thermachoice® are both a non-surgical office based endometrial ablation procedure used to treat the lining of the uterus (endometrium) in women experiencing heavy menstrual periods. Your physician may recommend either procedure when birth control pills have been ineffective or have produced undesirable effects such as weight gain, moodiness etc.

NovaSure®

Novasure is a safe procedure using radio frequency energy (radio waves) to permanently remove the uterine lining (endometrium). The procedure is performed by your physician gently inserting a thin wand, with a mesh array, into the uterus. Once the mesh has conformed to the uterine wall, a radio frequency is generated for about 90 seconds and the wand with the array is then removed. Similar to the results from Thermochoice®, the uterine lining will be shed over the next week to 10 days. Results have included a significant reduction in menstrual bleeding, stopped periods, reduced PMS symptoms and reduced pain and cramping.

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Gynecare Thermachoice®

Called “global endometrial ablation”, and performed by your physician, this safe 8-minute procedure removes the endometrium using a soft flexible balloon that is inserted into the uterus and filled with fluid. The fluid is then heated and the gentle heat produced causes the uterine lining to shed within 7-10 days, much like a period. The majority of the women receiving the procedure report satisfaction, with results lasting up to five years after treatment. For many, periods stopped completely or menstrual bleeding was significantly reduced. Other results included reduced pain and cramping and reduced PMS symptoms.

Pregnancy after any form of endometrial ablation is a rare but possible event and the risk of complications is increased.

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