Endometrial Ablation

For the treatment of heavy periods, hysterectomy may not be the best option for everyone. In some cases, a less invasive procedure is a better choice. Our physicians also specialize in a procedure known as an "endometrial ablation" using NovaSure or Gynecare Thermachoice.

Endometrial Ablation is an option for premenopausal women who have completed childbearing. It can be performed in our office using a local anesthetic.

Spartanburg & Pelham OB-GYN is the only practice in Upstate South Carolina to offer this innovative procedure in their office.

Benefits

  • Treats heavy and painful periods without the need for a hysterectomy
  • 8 minute procedure performed in the office or operating room
  • Almost no discomfort and no need for general anesthesia
  • Requires no incisions
  • Less than 48 hour recovery time
  • Greater than 90% satisfaction rate
  • One time procedure
  • Permanently destroys the lining of the uterus
  • No need for hormone replacement therapy
  • One out of 3 patients will experience no more periods after procedure

What to Expect

During the treatment, a balloon catheter is inserted into the uterus and inflated with a small amount of sterile fluid that is heated for eight minutes to break down the uterine lining.

When the treatment cycle is completed, all the fluid is withdrawn from the balloon and the catheter is removed. Nothing stays in the uterus. The uterine lining has been treated and will slough off like a period in the next seven to 10 days.

Patient Experience

"I didn't know that endometrial ablation was an option until Dr. Hoang Giep told me about it. What I liked the best was that I didn't have to have major surgery and I wouldn't have to be put asleep. I had my procedure performed in October of 2006 and haven't had a period this past year!" - Cheryl L. from Spartanburg

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