Hydrothermal Ablation

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Marietta and Powder Springs, GA

Hydrothermal Ablation

About Hydrothermal Ablation

If you experience heavy uterine bleeding, turn to the expert team at Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates. The team has extensive knowledge of hydrothermal ablation — a treatment option that can provide the relief you need. To book an appointment for an accurate diagnosis and treatment, call the location nearest you. The practice has three offices —  two in Marietta and one in Powder Springs, Georgia. You can also book an appointment online.

Hydrothermal Ablation Q&A

What is hydrothermal ablation?

Hydrothermal ablation is a minimally invasive medical procedure used to treat various gynecological conditions, particularly those related to abnormal uterine bleeding. 

It involves a heated saline solution that eliminates the lining of your uterus responsible for menstruation. The procedure is typically performed as an outpatient procedure and requires local anesthesia.

What conditions can hydrothermal ablation treat?

Hydrothermal ablation can treat these conditions:

  • Menorrhagia (excessive menstrual bleeding)
  • Dysfunctional uterine bleeding (irregular and heavy menstrual bleeding not associated with underlying medical conditions)
  • Uterine fibroids (noncancerous growths in the uterus)
  • Adenomyosis (tissue growth into the muscular wall of the uterus)

If you experience heavy bleeding that affects your daily life, call Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates for an accurate diagnosis and treatment.

What can I expect during a hydrothermal ablation procedure?

During the procedure, your provider uses advanced equipment, which involves inserting a thin probe into your uterus through your cervix. The probe is connected to a device that delivers heated saline solution into your uterus, affecting your endometrial lining. The procedure usually takes 10-20 minutes, and you can go home the same day.

You may experience some mild discomfort and cramping during the procedure, which is usually well-tolerated with the help of local anesthesia. 

After the procedure, you may have mild to moderate cramping and vaginal discharge for a few days. However, you should be able to resume normal activities within a day or two following your procedure.

What are the benefits of hydrothermal ablation?

The benefits of hydrothermal ablation include:

Effective reduction in menstrual bleeding

Hydrothermal ablation can significantly reduce or even eliminate your heavy menstrual bleeding.

Minimally invasive

Unlike traditional surgical procedures, such as hysterectomy, hydrothermal ablation is minimally invasive and doesn’t require any incisions or general anesthesia.

Quick recovery

Since hydrothermal ablation is performed as an outpatient procedure, you can return to your normal activities quickly.

Preservation of the uterus

Unlike hysterectomy, which involves the removal of the uterus, hydrothermal ablation allows you to preserve your uterus while still addressing abnormal uterine bleeding.

To learn more about hydrothermal ablation, call the friendly office staff at Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates or book an appointment online today.