Ablation Specialist

Southern Connecticut Women's Health Care Associates -  - OB-GYN

Southern Connecticut Women's Health Care Associates

OB-GYNs located in Milford, CT & Westport, CT

Milford and Westport's best OB-GYNs are located at the Southern Connecticut Women's Health Care Associates. Our doctors provide state-of-the-art ablation, obstetrics, and gynecology procedures to help control any irregular periods.

Ablation Q & A

What is Ablation?

In gynecology, ablation means destroying the lining of the uterus. While that may sound a bit irrational, it is a procedure that helps to control abnormal uterine bleeding such as heavy periods. Ablation is a procedure that, if successful, helps women avoid having a hysterectomy.

Is Ablation a Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Ablation uses either a hysteroscope and a laser, or a resectoscope and an electrical current to destroy the uterine lining. The advantage of using the resectoscope is that it is also a tool the can remove fibroids on the inside of the uterus too. Dr. Mary Murray offers the safest, state of the art robotic surgery to ensure this procedure is completed as safely as possible.

Is Ablation the Same as a D&C?

A D&C merely scrapes away some of the uterine lining. It is performed by feel, so without the use of a camera. The result is not always 100 percent accurate, and in the case of heavy bleeding, ablation is much more effect as it takes away a deeper amount of tissue.

Are There Other Methods for Ablation?

There are two balloon methods that are effective tools for ablation. One uses hot water and electrodes. With the help of a computer, the electrical current becomes a tool that removes the uterine lining. Please consult with Dr. Murray or Dr. Sivkin to see which procedure is right for you.

Does Ablation End Periods?

Ablation can sometimes end periods. Because the procedure is used to control heavy bleeding and irregular periods, the result can be the loss of your period. What normally happens is that periods become light. Either case is a benefit to women who experience heavy menstruation. If you are experiecing any of the symptoms of abaltion, contact Southern Connecticut Woman's Health Care and Associates today for an expert diagnosis. 

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