If you are suffering from heavy periods, our ObGyns can help. We provide expert diagnosis and treatment, including minimally invasive surgery for heavy periods.
First, we’ll work to diagnose the cause of your heavy periods. We take a thorough history, perform a pelvic examination and may perform other diagnostic tests such as ultrasounds.
Your treatment may range from lifestyle changes and over-the-counter medications to prescription medications and, as a last resort, minimally invasive surgery for heavy periods.
There are different types of surgery to address different problems, and the surgery we recommend depends on several factors.
Four types of minimally invasive surgery to treat heavy periods
Most of the problems women experience are caused by irregular ovulation, or anovulation; uterine fibroids or polyps; or other issues that affect the ovaries and the uterus. Our ObGyns will customize your treatment program and the type of minimally invasive surgery for heavy periods.
- Hysteroscopy—This type of minimally invasive surgery for heavy bleeding can help you if you have fibroids. The surgical instruments are threaded through a thin instrument called a hysteroscope that is inserted into the uterus through the vagina. This technique is also used for biopsies and diagnostics.
- Myomectomy—A myomectomy is also helpful for you if you are having problems with endometriosis and fibroids. It is performed laparoscopically through very small incisions in the abdomen.
- Endometrial ablation—If you are finished having babies, this minimally invasive surgery for heavy periods is a quick procedure that removes the uterine lining or endometrium.
- Hysterectomy—When other procedures have failed and the heavy bleeding is affecting your quality of life, our Austin obgyns may recommend a hysterectomy. Thanks to new surgical techniques, this minimally invasive surgery for heavy periods allows for a shorter recovery and fewer complications.
If you have heavy periods, we can help. Our ObGyns will work with you through diagnosis and treatment. You can rely on our expertise, advanced training and knowledge if you need to undergo minimally invasive surgery for heavy periods. Contact us to request an appointment.
Date Published: December 2018