Endometrial Ablation

Endometrial Ablation is a relatively simple, safe and quick procedure to improve heavy periods.  There are a number of slightly different techniques used, all of which have the aim of destroy the lining of the womb, to a thickness of about 3-4mm.  It involves hysteroscopy, and is closely related to hysteroscopy.   

This is performed at a day case procedure, so in and out the same day

The expectation is of lighter periods, with about 40% of women having no periods.  

Endometrial ablation cannot be regarded as a reliable form of contraception.  It is possible to get pregnant after the procedure, and it would be expected to be a dangerous, unsuccessful pregnancy.  Effective on-going contraception is therefore highly recommended.