When it comes to your menstrual cycle, most women learn in their first several years exactly what is normal for them. One out of every five women suffer from heavy menstrual bleeding which can interfere with everyday life. If you are among the 20 percent, you may wish to discuss treatment options with your Desert West provider to make your period far more manageable. Among the choices available to many women is a stop-the-flow procedure called endometrial ablation. Options include:

Minerva is a quick and simple procedure that eliminates the endometrial lining of the uterus which causes the bleeding. No hormones or implants (IUDs) are involved. Following the procedure, 92% of patients report a shift from heavy bleeding to a normal or less amount; 72% stopped bleeding altogether. Learn more about Minerva endometrial ablation.

HTA or Hydro ThermAblator System allows your gynecologist to perform endometrial ablation on an outpatient basis. This procedure involves circulating heated saline through the uterus to treat and destroy the endometrium. Following endometrial ablation, most women report substantially lighter periods, and many women no longer menstruate at all.

NOVASURE uses precisely measured radiofrequency energy to remove just the uterine lining (the endometrium) which causes heavy bleeding. This one-time five-minute procedure requires no incisions and leaves the uterus intact. For 9 out of 10 women, heavy periods are dramatically reduced or stopped altogether. Learn more about NOVASURE.