What is an HTA ablation?
INDICATIONS: The Genesys HTA System is a hysteroscopic thermal ablation device intended to ablate the endometrial lining of the uterus in premenopausal women with menorrhagia (excessive uterine bleeding) due to benign causes for whom childbearing is complete.
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.
How painful is endometrial ablation?
Depending on the type of endometrial ablation, the device sends energy, heat or cold to destroy part of the lining. The technology makes things quick and you should have minimal or no discomfort during the procedure.
How long is recovery after endometrial ablation?
It shouldn’t take you long to heal from an ablation. Most women are back to their normal routine within a few days. You may have some cramping and bleeding for a few days and a watery or bloody discharge for up to 3 weeks. It’s also common to have nausea and an urge to pee for the first 24 hours.
What is HTA gynecology?
HydroThermAblator (HTA) is an office procedure in which normal saline is infused into the uterus via the hysteroscope. The solution is heated to 194°F (90°C) for 10 minutes under direct visualization. This procedure requires only local anesthesia.
Can the uterine lining grow back after an ablation?
Yes. It’s possible that the endometrial lining will grow back after an endometrial ablation. However, it usually takes a long time. If this occurs, another endometrial ablation can be done if necessary.
Will I lose weight after endometrial ablation?
After the procedure, will I see weight loss? Endometrial ablation does not affect a patient’s weight.
Is ablation better than 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.
Is endometrial ablation major surgery?
Endometrial ablation is a treatment for menorrhagia (abnormally heavy menstrual bleeding). Endometrial ablation is a common but major surgery with significant risks and potential complications. You may have less invasive treatment options.
How long does a D&C and ablation take?
You can have a D&C in your doctor’s office, an outpatient clinic, or the hospital. It usually takes only 10 to 15 minutes, but you may stay in the office, clinic, or hospital for up to five hours.
Is endometrial ablation done under general anesthesia?
Some methods of endometrial ablation require general anesthesia, so you’re asleep during the procedure. Other types of endometrial ablation might be performed with conscious sedation or with numbing shots into your cervix and uterus.
Do ablations cause weight gain?
Endometrial ablation does not affect a patient’s weight.
What can I expect after an endometrial ablation?
What to expect after endometrial ablation may include some possible side effects. You may have cramping for one to two days. It may feel similar to menstrual cramps. You may also experience nausea, as well as frequent urination for the following day. You may notice a watery, thin discharge that may be mixed with blood.
How long does it take to do an endometrial ablation?
NovaSure Endometrial Ablation is a one-time, 5-minute procedure that gently removes the endometrium, or the lining of the uterus (the part that causes the bleeding), with a quick delivery of radio frequency energy. 95% of patients were satisfied with the results 97% said they would recommend NovaSure® to a friend
What are the pros and cons of endometrial ablation?
Not recommended for women still wishing to have children; it can create pregnancy complications
What are the risks of an endometrial ablation?
Effect of Procedure on Pregnancy. Pregnancy after an endometrial ablation is a problem of implantation,not a problem of ovulation or fertilization.