Her Option® is a safe and effective ablation procedure used to treat excessive menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia).
The procedure uses sub-zero temperatures (cryoablation) to reduce or eliminate excessive menstrual periods. The cold temperatures destroy the endometrium (uterine lining), which is responsible for menstrual bleeding. When the endometrium is eliminated, there is less tissue to shed each period, and therefore, dramatically less or no menstrual bleeding.
The Benefits of Her Option® include:
- Sub-zero temperatures provide a natural anesthetic.
- IV sedation is not required.
- It is offered in the familiar surroundings of our office.
- It does not require painful enlargement of the uterus.
- The procedure is very safe.
Cryoablation has been used for years in the treatment of uterine fibroids, prostate and liver cancer and has many dermatologic and gynecologic applications as well.
Other endometrial ablation processes use energy or heat to eliminate uterine lining. Unfortunately, heat ablation (also called thermal ablation) is more likely to cause scarring that can increase menstrual cramps and make future cancer detection difficult. In addition, heat-based ablation often requires IV sedation, expansion of the uterine cavity and dilation of the cervix.
The Her Option® cryoablation significantly reduces and, in some women, totally eliminates bleeding.