By Susan Benson, MD, FACOG
Board Certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist
Many women suffer needlessly from irregular, heavy or
unpredictable menstrual bleeding. Hormonal treatments or invasive surgical
procedures often have been the traditional treatment for many of the common
causes of abnormal bleeding. However, there is a simple, effective way to
eliminate the annoyance of abnormal menstrual bleeding that is now available in
the office of Antolin, Benninger & Benson, Obstetrics & Gynecology. A
non-invasive procedure that gets great results and has minimal recovery time:
NovasureŽ Endometrial Ablation.
MANY WOMEN HELPED
The NovasureŽ uses radiofrequency heating to essentially
remove the lining of the uterus so it can no longer cause bleeding. Women who
suffer from heavy menses, unpredictable bleeding, painful menses, or even
anemia as a result of menstrual bleeding can be helped with this procedure.
Women enduring the stages of menopause with unpredictable bleeding also are common
Some causes of
bleeding are not appropriately treated by ablation, and a conversation with
your doctor regarding the cause of your bleeding as well as a physical exam can
often help decide whether ablation is right for you. Ablation is only
appropriate for women finished having children.
AND QUICK RECOVERY
takes less than 10 minutes, requires only local anesthetic, does not involve
any incisions/suturing, and is safe. Postoperative pain is minimal, with many
patients only requiring over-the-counter pain medicines for 24-48 hours. Fifty
percent of women will never have bleeding again after this procedure. Of women
who continue to have light periods, 95 percent are still satisfied having had
the surgery. This is one of the most common, successful procedures
An exam with
your doctor to determine the cause of any abnormal bleeding is the best way to
determine whether ablation is right for you.
To make your appointment with Dr. Benson
or with one of her partners, Dr. Romel Antolin or Dr. Bruce Benninger, call