Hydrothermal Ablation


Hydrothermal Ablation Marietta, GAExcessive uterine bleeding can put a huge damper on any woman’s life, whether she is on her menstrual cycle or it is experienced at other times during the month. Heavy bleeding can cause physical and emotional strains on a woman’s entire body, and having to deal with it month after month can be downright miserable. Hydrothermal ablation is a type of endometrial ablation procedure that is done to destroy the uterine lining, or endometrium. The is a common procedure performed by gynecologists throughout the United States to treat heavy menstrual bleeding and abnormal bleeding. The primary objective of hydrothermal ablation is to reduce a woman’s menstrual flow.

Excessive bleeding is a common issue of women in their mid-thirties and older. While all females can experience excessive bleeding, women who are of child bearing age and older are those who are most affected. Excessive bleeding can severely interrupt a couple’s sex life, can cause embarrassment and continual worry from bleeding through clothing, it can cause emotional strain of continually having to deal with bleeding, and it can cause anemia to set in from the loss of iron. Any time a woman experiences abnormal or excessive bleeding it needs to be addressed by her woman’s healthcare provider in order to determine the cause of the issue and to determine the best choice of treatment.

Hydrothermal ablation is an out-patient procedure done to destroy the endometrium, the inner lining of the uterus. This minimally invasive procedure involves inserting a small probe into the uterus via a dilated cervix. The probe is used to flush the uterine cavity with heated water to destroy most or all of the endometrium. Patients are given an anesthetic for the procedure, either local or general, and our doctors use state-of-the-art equipment and the most advanced techniques to safely and effectively treat those with excessive menstrual bleeding.

If you are experiencing heavy menstrual bleeding during your period or at abnormal times throughout the month, and you are looking for relief, please contact Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. today to schedule an appointment to discuss hydrothermal ablation. We are here to serve you and to help you achieve optimal female health.

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