Hydrothermal Ablation (HTA): Am I A Candidate?


Hydrothermal Ablation (HTA) is a minimally invasive gynecologic procedure used to treat women with excessive or irregular uterine bleeding. It involves inserting a small probe into the uterus and flushing the uterine cavity with heated water to destroy most or all of the endometrium (the inner lining of the uterus). No incision is needed. It can be performed in a hospital setting under general anesthesia or as an in-office procedure using a local anesthetic. Many advanced OGYN practices are now offering this service. The doctors at Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. are specially trained to perform Hydrothermal Ablations and are fully staffed and equipped to perform this procedure in the comfort of their office in Marietta.

If you are experiencing excessive or irregular menstrual bleeding due to benign causes and are past childbearing age or finished with childbearing, you may be a good candidate for a Hydrothermal Ablation. To find out for sure, schedule an appointment with one of the qualified Gynecologists at Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. He or she will discuss your specific symptoms and review your medical and family history to determine the cause of your irregular or excessive menstrual bleeding. He or she may also perform a pelvic examination and/or conduct other tests to rule out any serious problems including cancers.

After an HTA, most patients experience a significant reduction in irregular or excessive menstrual bleeding. In some cases, the menstrual bleeding is stopped completely. If irregular or excessive uterine bleeding is negatively affecting your health and/or your quality of life, it is worth your while to talk to a doctor about a Hydrothermal Ablation. Call Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. today to get more information about this life-changing procedure and to find out if you are a candidate.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Carlos Alarcon, Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A.