What is her Option procedure?

What is her Option procedure?

Her Option® is a Cryo-Endometrial Ablation Therapy (CEA), which freezes the endometrial lining to help reduce heavy bleeding. The procedure can be done directly in our office and is performed under local anesthesia. Medication is given to each patient to relax and prevent cramping.

What is cryoablation uterus?

During the cryoablation procedure, your doctor will gently insert a slender probe through the vagina into the uterus. The probe is then cooled until the uterus reaches sub-zero temperatures. These freezing temperatures effectively destroy endometrium—or uterine lining—which is responsible for menstrual bleeding.

Can periods return after endometrial ablation?

There is always the slight possibility that your heavy periods may return after having endometrial ablation. An Endometrial Ablation removes the lining of your womb. In some cases post-operation, patients have reported continuance of a period. However, this is rare, and they typically are lighter.

How effective is uterine ablation?

About 10% of patients who undergo endometrial ablation stop menstruation altogether. In a further 70%, bleeding is effectively reduced. Many women who have painful periods or suffer from pre-menstrual syndrome also report significant improvement.

Which is better ablation or hysterectomy?

Conclusion: The authors conclude that endometrial ablation and hysterectomy effectively resolved the principal problem and that benefit persists for at least 48 months. Hysterectomy was more effective than endometrial ablation in resolving bleeding but was associated with more adverse effects.

How long does an ablation of the uterus last?

Treatment usually lasts three to five minutes. Radiofrequency. A special instrument unfurls a flexible ablation device inside the uterus. The device transmits radiofrequency energy that vaporizes the endometrial tissue in one to two minutes.

Can you have a period years after an ablation?

About 9 of 10 women have lighter periods or no period after endometrial ablation. These improvements may not last forever, though. Your periods may get heavier and longer after several years. If this happens, you may need to have your uterus taken out.

Can you bleed years after an ablation?

Recurrent uterine bleeding may occur months or years following EA and may result from inadequate endometrial destruction, endometrial regrowth, unsuspected adenomyosis, persistent or enlarging leiomyomas, endometrial polyps [4], [34], [39], [40], and ablative necrosis [41], [42] or development of uterine malignancy.

What is the success rate of endometrial ablation?

Success rates vary depending on the technique used. When combining all the different techniques: About 40 percent of women will have no periods (amenorrhea) after an endometrial ablation. About 85 to 90 percent of women have either no periods or decreased bleeding.

Is endometrial ablation worth it?

For many women, endometrial ablation is a good option because it is minimally invasive and avoids chronic medication use. Endometrial ablation can reduce abnormal bleeding or stop bleeding completely by destroying the lining of the uterus, or the endometrium, through high levels of heat.

When was cryoablation first used to treat AF?

Heart doctors began using heat-based ablation to treat AF more than a decade ago, but new scientific evidence supports the use of cold therapy for this condition as well. The FDA approved the first cardiac cryoablation catheter in December of 2010.

Which is more effective, cryoablation or heat?

When it comes to disabling damaged tissue, using cold has several other advantages over using heat. Cold temperatures are less likely to affect healthy heart tissue or other nearby structures. Research shows cryoablation to be significantly more effective than medication.

How does cryoablation work to stop arrhythmia?

Heat-based ablation uses radiofrequency energy to disable the heart cells causing arrhythmia. Cryoablation uses the power of cold to disable these cells.