Many women suffer from heavy periods. The causes can be hormonal imbalance, uterine fibroids or polyp, infections, bleeding disorders and uterine cancer. The type of procedure your provider will perform is individualized to each patient.
For patients that suffer with heavy periods we offer the following procedures.
HTA: The Genesys HTA System treatment uses a sheath that is employed by your physician to perform an endometrial ablation. The system allows saline heated to 90 degree C to be circulated in the uterus. After slight dilation of the cervix a slim procedure sheath will be placed in your cervix. You uterus will be filled with room temperature saline. The saline will conform to your uterus and circulate through the procedure. Your physician will then look inside your uterus with a hysterscope or a small camera that fits inside of the procedure sheath as the heated saline become in contact with the uterine walls, the saline will begin to heat the endometrial. The heat is intended to destroy the endometrium. This treatment cycle takes about 10 minutes. After the treatment cycle has been completed the uterus will be flushed with cool saline. The cool saline is drained and the procedure sheath is removed. For more information visit http://www.bostonscientific.com/en-US/medical-specialties/gynecology.html
Novasure: NovaSure is an endometrial ablation procedure that can reduce or stop menstrual bleeding. It works by permanently removing the endometrium, or the lining of the uterus(the part that causes the bleeding), with a quick delivery of radio frequency energy. Your doctor slightly opens your cervix (the opening to the uterus), inserts a slender wand and extends a triangular mesh device into the uterus. The mesh expands, fitting to the size and shape of your uterus. Precisely measured radio frequency energy is delivered through the mesh for about 90 seconds, then the mesh device is pulled back into the wand, and both are removed from the uterus.For more information visit www.novasure.com.