Endometrial Ablation Overview
Endometrial ablation is the process of destroying the lining tissues of the uterus (known as the endometrium). Several different methods can be used for ablation; for example, laser beam, electricity, freezing, heating, or microwave energy. Endometrial ablation is performed (usually by an experienced OB/GYN physician) as a treatment for abnormal or heavy uterine bleeding when medical and/or hormonal treatments have not been effective or are not indicated. It is not an appropriate treatment for cancer of the uterus , since it only removes the superficial tissue layer, and cancers can penetrate more deeply into the uterine wall.
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