Excessive menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia), is a debilitating condition that affects approximately 22% of all menstruating women and accounts for more than 30% of the 670,000 hysterectomies performed in the United States. Hysterectomy, the second most frequently performed surgical procedure in the United States, is the most common surgical treatment for menorrhagia. Hysterectomies performed to treat excessive menstrual bleeding cost the U.S. healthcare system an estimated $1.5 billion annually.
Thermachoice & Novasure, Options for Endometrial Ablation
Both Thermachoice & Novasure endometrial ablation procedures destroy the lining of the uterus resulting in a reduction in menstrual flow. Some patient may experience no bleeding. The success rate is 80% and these procedures can be done in an office setting under local anesthesia or light sedation. The patient may return to work the next day. No incisions are required and your natural hormonal function is not affected. These therapies should not be used if you ever want to have children and a reliable contraceptive method or sterilization should be used after treatment.