Endometrial ablation can be done by:
● A laser beam (laser thermal ablation).● Heat (thermal ablation), using: - Radiofrequency. - A balloon filled with saline solution that has been heated to 85°C (185°F) (thermal balloon ablation). - Normal saline (heated free fluid).● Electricity, using a resectoscope with a loop or rolling ball electrode.
The endometrium heals by scarring, which usually reduces or prevents uterine bleeding. Saline ablation often leaves minimal scarring, which can be important in the future.
Endometrial ablation is done in an outpatient setting, and there is essentially NO RECOVERY TIME needed!