If heavy bleeding during your menstrual periods is affecting your quality of life, you aren’t alone and you aren’t without options. Dr. Bernstein can help provide you with everything you need to live fully again!
Ablation is an irreversible in-office procedure that destroys the uterine lining, or endometrium. The resultant uterine scarring typically reduces or prevents bleeding and significantly reduces the chances for pregnancy. Ablation is a good alternative to a hysterectomy in that it can be performed as an outpatient procedure in 20-30 minutes, and it does not disrupt your natural hormones. A pregnancy after endometrial ablation would be high risk for both mother and child, therefore permanent birth control options should be discussed with your doctor beforehand.
Essure® is an in-office procedure in which small inserts are placed in the fallopian tubes through natural pathways, requiring no general anesthesia or cutting to the body. Over the course of about three months, your body will use the implants to create a natural barrier within the fallopian tube to prevent eggs from reaching the uterus. This is a permanent, irreversible birth control method, preferred by many due to its non-surgical nature. Learn more about Essure here.