What is an endometrial ablation?
An endometrial ablation is an operation to remove the lining of your uterus (womb).
What are the benefits of sungery?
Most women have a noticeable reduction in their periods and, for some women, periods stop altogether. An endometrial ablation has fewer complications and a quicker recovery time than a hysterectomy.
Are there any alternatives to surgery?
Heavy periods can be treated using a variety of oral medications, or an IUD (intra-uterine device).
What does the operation involve?
The operation is usually performed under a general anaesthetic. The operation usually takes about 30 minutes. Your gynaecologist will pass a hysteroscope (telescope) through your vagina, across your cervix into your womb. They will use electricity or laser energy to remove the lining of your womb.
What complications can happen?
1 General complications
2 Specific complications
How soon will I recover?