Hydrothermal Ablation: The Perfect Holiday Gift…For Yourself
October 23, 2012
If heavy and/or irregular menstrual bleeding is getting in the way of your life during this busy holiday season, maybe it is time give yourself the perfect holiday gift: Hydrothermal Ablation. Hydrothermal Ablation (HTA) is a minimally invasive gynecologic procedure that can be used to treat irregular and excessive menstrual bleeding due to benign causes in premenopausal women. If you think that you might want to have more children in the future, this procedure is not for you. But, if you are finished with childbearing, this life-changing procedure may be something worth considering.
The HTA procedure involves inserting a small probe into the uterus and flushing the uterine cavity with heated water to destroy most or all of the endometrium. Many advanced Gynecologic practices have the ability to perform HTA in their offices, using local anesthesia. Since the procedure is minimally invasive and does not require any type of incision, most patients are back to normal the following day. You may experience some mild cramping the day of the procedure. Many health insurance plans are covering this procedure, however, you will need to check your individual health insurance plan to find out about your specific benefits.
In most cases, HTA significantly decreases heavy and irregular uterine bleeding. In some cases, it can stop uterine bleeding altogether. The results will vary according to the individual.
As with any medical procedure, there are slight risks involved with HTA. Your Gynecologist can best help you determine if this procedure is right for you. If you are interested in getting more information about HTA, and to find out if you are a candidate, schedule an appointment with Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. today. The Gynecologists at Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. have extensive experience performing in-office HTA procedures and use the latest techniques and most advanced technology available in order to get the best results.
You have enough to do this holiday season without having to deal with the hassle of irregular and excessive menstrual bleeding. Why not give yourself the perfect holiday gift…Hydrothermal Ablation.
Posted on the Behalf of a Marietta OB/GYN Practice.