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Uterine Endometrial Ablation in San Francisco, CA

Treatment for Heavy or Long Lasting Periods

Are you tired of dealing with heavy or long-lasting periods? Consider uterine endometrial ablation, a highly effective treatment available in San Francisco, CA. This minimally invasive procedure involves the removal of the thin tissue lining the internal cavity of the uterus, with the aim of reducing or completely stopping menstrual flow.

For top-quality care and comprehensive information about uterine endometrial ablation, turn to board-certified gynecologist Dr. Leslie Kardos and Pacific Gynecology Surgical Group. Dr. Kardos is a leading expert in this field and is dedicated to providing personalized solutions for her patients. Take the first step towards finding relief by calling Dr. Kardos today at (415) 426-7859 or conveniently requesting an appointment online.

Don’t let heavy or prolonged periods disrupt your life any longer. Trust Dr. Leslie Kardos and her team to provide exceptional uterine endometrial ablation services in San Francisco, CA. Contact us now to schedule a consultation and regain control over your menstrual health.

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When to Consider Uterine Endometrial Ablation

Endometrial ablation may be right for you if:

  • You experience abnormally heavy periods
  • You experience bleeding that lasts longer than 8 days
  • You develop anemia from excessive blood loss

By inserting slender tools through the passageway between your vagina and uterus, your doctor is able to complete the procedure without the need for an incision of any sort.

Depending on a number of factors such as the size and condition of your uterus, your doctor will recommend the best method for the procedure. These varying methods include electrosurgery, extreme cold (cryoablation), heated fluids, heated balloon, microwave energy or high-energy radiofrequencies. The procedure can typically be done in the comfort of your own doctor’s office, however, in some cases, it may need to be done in an operating room.

Expected Recovery after Uterine Endometrial Ablation

After the uterine endometrial ablation procedure, you may experience cramping (similar to menstrual cramping) and abnormal vaginal discharge in color (blood may be present) and consistency (watery discharge). Other side effects include nausea and the need to urinate more frequently.

The downtime from this minimally invasive procedure is relatively short as most women are able to get back into their daily routine within several days.

Benefits of Uterine Endometrial Ablation

Most women who undergo endometrial ablation experience lighter periods or stop having their period altogether. If you wish to no longer have a period, a hysterectomy may be a better choice as stopping menstruation is not a guaranteed outcome of endometrial ablation.

Uterine Endometrial Ablation Risks

Although the procedure typically results in infertility, endometrial ablation is not a form of sterilization and it is recommended that you still use contraception. If you plan on getting pregnant in the future, endometrial ablation may not be right for you as it will most likely result in a high-risk pregnancy. Chances of miscarriage are increased due to the thin or damaged lining of the uterus that is removed during the procedure.

If you’ve tried hormone therapy and other medicine to decrease the amount of blood loss during menstruation and have yet to see satisfying results, your doctor may recommend uterine endometrial ablation.

Schedule an Uterine Endometrial Ablation Consultation in San Francisco, CA

Looking for an expert consultation for uterine endometrial ablation in San Francisco, CA? Dr. Leslie Kardos, a board-certified gynecologist specializing in comprehensive care for patients experiencing heavy or long-lasting periods, is here to help. With a personalized approach, Dr. Kardos will provide a thorough diagnosis to determine if uterine endometrial ablation is the right procedure for you. Schedule an appointment today by contacting our office at (415) 426-7859. Don’t let heavy periods disrupt your life any longer – take control of your menstrual health now!

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