Endometrial Cryoablation Procedure Specialist in Evergreen Park, IL, and Mokena, IL
Do you have questions about Endometrial Cryoablation? You have come to the right place! Talk to our team of healthcare professionals today at Women’s Healthcare of Illinois. Call us today or visit us online to book an appointment. We have locations in Evergreen Park, IL, and Mokena, IL.
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What is endometrial cryoablation?
What type of sedation is used for endometrial ablation?
How long is recovery after endometrial ablation?
What to expect after endometrial cryoablation?
Can endometrial cryoablation affect future pregnancies?
Every woman has important health needs. Due to the complexity of the female reproductive system, women can experience a number of different problems that affect these organs. Fortunately, there are many physicians who specialize in women’s health and are experienced in a wide range of treatments and procedures to ameliorate concerns faced by the female population, including endometrial cryoablation.
Endometrial cryoablation is a type of endometrial ablation, which is a surgical procedure that is used to treat or prevent uterine bleeding in women; endometrial cryoablation uses cold temperatures to destroy endometrial tissue, the lining of the uterus known as the endometrium. It is a minimally invasive procedure that can be used to treat abnormal uterine bleeding caused by endometrial hyperplasia, also known as uterine tissue overgrowth. During cryoablation, a doctor inserts a thin tube called a cannula into the uterus and passes cold liquid (cryogen) through the cannula to destroy the endometrial tissue causing the bleeding. The flow of cryogen can be controlled to cause a frostbite-like injury to the uterine tissue, which should cause the uterine lining to thin and shrink to normal size. Cryoablation can be performed using an ultrasound probe to ensure that the endometrial tissue is targeted.
Some methods of endometrial ablation require general anesthesia; the patient will not be conscious or aware during the procedure. Other types of endometrial ablation might be performed with conscious sedation or with numbing shots into the cervix and uterus, also known as local anesthesia.
Immediately after the procedure, the patient will rest briefly in a recovery room; after they are lucid and in stable condition, they will be allowed to go home. The physician will provide specific aftercare instructions; these may vary depending on the type of procedure performed and also based on the patient’s medical status. In the days following the procedure, a layer of scar tissue will form, replacing the destroyed endometrial lining in the uterus; most women will have little or no menstrual bleeding after the procedure.
Endometrial cryoablation typically reduces the amount of blood loss during menstruation, although it might take a few months to see the full results. While most women will have lighter periods, some may stop having periods altogether. Because endometrial cryoablation is not a sterilization procedure, women who undergo this treatment should continue to use contraception. Pregnancy might still be possible, however, it is likely to result in health risks for the mother and fetus.
Pregnancy can occur after endometrial ablation. However, these pregnancies might increase the risk of dangerous complications to the mother and her developing baby. Because the lining of the uterus has been damaged, the pregnancy might end in miscarriage; it may also result in an ectopic pregnancy, which occurs when the egg begins to develop in the fallopian tubes or cervix instead of the uterus. At the time of endometrial ablation, some types of sterilization procedures may be performed. For women who are going to receive endometrial ablation, long-lasting contraception or sterilization is recommended to prevent future pregnancies.
If you are experiencing abnormal menstrual bleeding, the medical professionals at Women’s Healthcare of Illinois can help. Our women’s health specialists are experienced at helping women meet their health needs and have a wealth of experience performing minimally invasive procedures like endometrial cryoablation. Call us today to book an appointment with our endometrial cryoablation procedure specialist, or visit one of our clinics; we have Illinois locations to better serve you: one in Mokena, and one in Evergreen Park. We look forward to serving you! We serve patients from Evergreen Park IL, Mokena IL, Chicago Ridge IL, Oak Lawn IL, Hickory Hills IL, Bridgeview IL, and Bedford Park IL.
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