Hysteroscopy | D&C | Endometrial Ablation

Hysteroscopy/ D&C/Endometrial Ablation in Los Angeles & Orange County, CA

Abnormal periods can be heavy, prolonged, or frequent, which can lead  to severe symptoms of pelvic pain, cramping, anemia, fatigue or general discomfort throughout the menstrual cycle. These symptoms can significantly impact your daily activities, work, relationships, and overall quality of life. These unpredictable periods can be frustrating and distressing.

At AllSafe Medical Group, we use advanced procedures to manage menstrual symptoms. Oftentimes, these procedures do not require any incisions. With the use of narrow instruments introduced through the vagina, our expert doctors can explore the uterine cavity, obtain samples, and remove fibroids and polyps, without major surgery. An ablative procedure can also be performed by this method to “burn the lining” and minimize the recurrence of heavy menstrual bleeding.

Let’s discuss minimally invasive uterus-sparing techniques, their benefits over hysterectomy surgery, and how they can provide lasting relief from disruptive menstrual problems. We encourage you to reach out for a personalized consultation, where we ensure you are fully informed and comfortable with your treatment options.

What Conditions Can Cause Abnormal Uterine Bleeding or Pelvic Pain?

Many gynecological issues can trigger troublesome uterine symptoms.

Heavy, Irregular Periods

  • Endometrial hyperplasia: Overgrowth of uterine lining
  • Uterine polyps/fibroids: Benign overgrowths
  • Adenomyosis: Uterine tissue growing into muscular wall
  • Hormonal imbalance: Thyroid disorders, menopause, etc.

Pelvic Pain/Cramps

  • Uterine polyps/fibroids putting pressure on uterine muscle
  • Ovarian cysts or masses
  • Uterine tissue growing outside the uterus
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Pelvic adhesions/scarring from infection, surgery, etc.
  • Muscle tension exacerbating menstrual cramps

Our minimally invasive uterine procedures can obtain samples to diagnose many conditions through guided inspection. By removing polyps/fibroids or destroying problematic lining, we also often relieve associated heavy bleeding or pelvic pain without major surgery.

Why Consider Minimally Invasive Uterine Procedures?

For troublesome uterine symptoms, our surgeons may recommend hysteroscopy, D&C or endometrial ablation rather than traditional open gynecologic operations which require lengthy hospitalization and recovery times rife with risks. Our methods offer the following advantages.

  • Outpatient setting: No extensive hospital stay needed
  • Less pain and scarring: Small incisions mean less trauma
  • Quicker recovery: Resume normal activities faster
  • Lower costs and risks: Avoid major surgery’s complications
  • Uterus preserved: No removal needed for many conditions
  • Lasting relief: For many, symptoms remain controlled long-term

Our Experts’ Uterus-Sparing Gynecology Procedures

  • Hysteroscopy: We insert a tiny, illuminated camera called a hysteroscope through the vagina and cervix, providing a video view inside the uterine cavity to pinpoint issues. Operative hysteroscopic versions with miniaturized surgical tools can also remove fibroids and polyps.
  • Dilatation and curettage: A D&C procedure opens the cervix and scrapes or suctions the uterine lining to obtain samples for biopsy or remove abnormal tissues causing heavy periods.
  • Endometrial ablation: Specialized devices destroy the entire uterine lining to permanently stop excessive bleeding. This technique is best for small non-cancerous fibroids/polyps only. Various ablation devices deploy heat, microwave energy, heated saline, or other means.

Trust Your Health & Wellbeing to AllSafe Medical Group

Our seasoned team of medical experts integrates advanced technologies with decades of clinical expertise. Whether it’s birth control options or prenatal care you seek, we prioritize your safety and comfort at every step. Opt for the best when it comes to your health.

Recovering After Minimally Invasive Uterine Procedures

Patients can usually go home the same day following their outpatient uterine procedure at AllSafe Medical Group. Mild cramping, light bleeding and vaginal discharge may occur during the one-week healing process.

Our caring team carefully monitors patient progress, provides post-care instructions, and schedules follow-ups to ensure our patients feel supported throughout recuperation. We remain available to personally address any concerns.

Am I a Candidate? Risks and Considerations

Women experiencing disruptive uterine bleeding or debilitating pelvic pain may be candidates for our minimally invasive uterine techniques. We determine eligibility through comprehensive pelvic exams, ultrasounds, bloodwork, and assessment of contributing factors.

While usually safe, all procedures have risks like infection or organ injury. Endometrial ablation may not be suitable if you’re hoping to become pregnant. We thoroughly discuss the benefits and risks of each option to determine the optimal, personalized treatment plan for your needs and preferences.

Long-Term Outlook After Minimally Invasive Gynecology Procedures

Most women experience sustained control of abnormal uterine bleeding or debilitating pelvic pain after minimally invasive ablation, polyp/fibroid removal, or other uterine-sparing procedures at AllSafe Medical Group. You may eventually require additional treatment if new gynecological issues emerge. We tailor long-term management plans with proper follow-up care to each patient for lasting relief.

Uterine Health Specialists Serving Los Angeles County and Orange County

If you suffer from heavy periods, painful fibroids, endometriosis, pelvic pain, or other disruptive uterine/gynecological conditions, the compassionate team at AllSafe Medical Group can diagnose the root cause and craft an individualized minimally invasive treatment plan catered to your unique needs. Contact us to schedule your personalized consultation today.

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