We offer the latest technology in endometrial ablation. The procedure is
done in our office and under local anesthesia. The uterine cavity is evaluated
with a scope, then the thermal balloon is is introduced and is heated for 8 min
to damage the endometrium and stop the ongoing heavy periods. This might only cost you the office Co-Pay.
Heavy uterine bleeding is a very common gynecologic problem.
In some women this problem can be severe enough to cause
painful cramps, anemia and chronic fatigue. There are a variety
of causes for the bleeding such as hormonal disturbance,
uterine fibroids, uterine polyps, endometrial hyperplasia,
or cancer. Treatment of the condition is dependent on the
In women who are unresponsive to hormonal control, endometrial
ablation is good alternative to hysterectomy. Endometrial
ablation is a procedure where all or part of the uterus (endometrium)
is removed or destroyed in an effort to improve vaginal bleeding.
While some patients will cease to have menstrual periods
others may continue to have periods of a lighter flow. While
many methods are available to perform ablation, the most
common use either electro-surgical devices. The procedure
usually requires general general anesthesia and can be performed
as outpatient surgery. The entire procedure takes about twenty
minutes. Post operative pain is minimal. Patient is able
to return to normal in one to two days. This procedure is
not indicated for women who desire future fertility or have
suspected uterine malignancy.
Gynecare ThermachoiceŽ Uterine Balloon Therapy System
To learn more about any of these procedures, please ask the doctor. To
make an appointment to see Dr. Dafashy, please call 281-991-7603.
Offices in the South East
Houston and Pasadena area, also near Deer Park,
South Houston, La Porte, Baytown and Clear