This operation aims to obliterate as much of the uterine lining as possible. The advantage of that is it will reduce menstrual flow and cause very light periods. Some woman will cease having periods. It is not suitable for women who have not finished their family. I use a Novasure technique. This is performed through your vagina and takes about 15 minutes to do. It is usually performed under general anaesthetic however I am able to perform this under local anaesthetic if that is preferred.
The risks are as for hysteroscopy and this procedure is performed at the same time to ensure your uterus is a suitable shape for the procedure and a sample of the uterine lining is taken.
Pregnancy after ablation is rare, but very high risk and so it is important that a reliable method of contraception is used after this procedure is performed. It can be combined with a sterilisation operation as a day case procedure if wished.