Dr. Cheryl Serr
Cheryl Wiley, FNP

Do you Suffer from Heavy periods?

The Solution is an endometrial ablation.

Do your periods interfere with your life?

Does your bleeding cause you to miss work or school, or cancel planned activities? Have you been told that you need a hysterectomy, or long term treatment with birth control pills, to control your periods? If this describes you, or someone you know, then you need to know about a new procedure call an endometrial ablation.

The results are simply amazing.

After an endometrial ablation, over 80% of women have either no periods or light periods. New medical technology has made the procedure safer, and much more effective than in the past.

An endometrial ablation burns the inside lining of the uterus.

This lining is less than a quarter inch thick, but it is the layer that bleeds each month, causing your period. An ablation does not affect your hormones in any way. It does not cause menopause. Because this lining is also where a pregnancy grows, a woman should not have an endometrial ablation if she wants to become pregnant in the future.

The procedure only takes a few minutes.

An ablation is done as an outpatient surgery. Most women have only mild cramping and light, blood-tinged discharge afterwards. You may go back to work the next day.

Not every woman is a candidate for an endometrial ablation.

You should not have an ablation if you wish to become pregnant in the future, if your uterus has large fibroids, or measures too big or too small.

If you would like to find out more about endometrial ablation, please call my office for an appointment. You can also learn more by visiting, Minerva: www.endmyperiod.com