Endometrial ablation is used to treat heavy bleeding. It destroys a thin layer of the lining of the uterus (endometrium) and reduces or stops the menstrual flow in most women. Heavy bleeding is often first treated with hormones, such as birth control pills. An endometrial ablation is a non-hormonal option for women who cannot tolerate or do not desire hormonal treatment.
The procedure can be done as an outpatient surgery at the hospital or in our office with light sedation. Virtually no recovery is needed and patients generally resume normal activity within 24 hours