Endometrial Ablation (cont.)
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.
William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.
In this Article
- What is endometrial ablation?
- Why is endometrial ablation done?
- How is endometrial ablation performed?
- What are the risks and complications of endometrial ablation?
- What is the outlook after endometrial ablation?
- Endometrial Ablation At A Glance
- Find a local Obstetrician-Gynecologist in your town
Endometrial Ablation At A Glance
- Endometrial ablation is the surgical destruction of the lining tissues of
- Endometrial ablation is one type of treatment for abnormal uterine bleeding
that is due to a benign (non-cancerous) condition.
- Endometrial ablation must not be performed if pregnancy is desired in the
- Laser beam, electricity, freezing, heating, and microwave energy are all
successfully used methods for endometrial ablation. The choice of procedure
depends upon a number of factors.
- Some women may experience regrowth of the endometrium and require further surgery.
Last Editorial Review: 7/17/2009
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