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.