Indianapolis Location
8051 S. Emerson Ave., Suite 400
Indianapolis, Indiana 46237

317.865.3600


Mooresville Location
1205 Hadley Rd.
Mooresville, Indiana 46158

317.584.3454

Endometrial Ablation

What is an Endometrial Ablation?

Endometrial ablation is a procedure for women suffering from excessive or prolonged menstrual bleeding who have not responded to other treatments and cannot or does not wish to undergo a hysterectomy. Endometrial ablation removes or destroys the uterine lining (endometrium) while leaving the ovaries and actual uterus intact. The endometrium heals by scarring, which reduces or stops future uterine bleeding. Approximately 10-20% of patients require a second procedure or hysterectomy if symptoms reappear after a re-growth of the endometrium.

Endometrial ablation is a short outpatient treatment and recovery time varies from a few days to six weeks. Symptoms of recovery include cramping, a small amount of watery discharge mixed with blood, frequent urination, or nausea. Because endometrial ablation destroys the lining of the uterus, the procedure is not for women who still wish to become pregnant. Furthermore, women who have a malignancy or pre-malignant condition of the uterus are not candidates.

Preparing for Surgery

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Getting to Surgery: Facility Information

Our Indianapolis Doctor’s schedule surgeries at the following locations:

Franciscan Surgery Center
5255 E. Stop 11 Road, Suite 100
Indianapolis, Indiana 46237
Phone: 317-528-5900
Fax: 317-528-5909
http://www.franciscansurgerycenter.com
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St. Francis Hospital Indianapolis
8111 S. Emerson Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46237
Phone: 317-528-5000
http://www.franciscanalliance.org/hospitals/indianapolis/pages/default.aspx
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Community Surgery Center South
1550 E. County Line Road
Indianapolis, Indiana 46227
Phone: 317-887-7600
Fax: 317-887-7606
http://www.eCommunity.com
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Community Hospital South
1402 E. County Line Road South
Indianapolis, Indiana 46227
Phone: 317-887-7000
http://www.ecommunity.com/s/communitysouth/community-hospital-south/
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Our Mooresville Doctor’s Schedule surgery at the below facilities:

St. Francis Mooresville
1201 Hadley Road
Mooresville, Indiana 46158
Phone: 317-831-1160
http://www.franciscanalliance.org/hospitals/mooresville/pages/default.aspx
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Ambulatory Surgery Center
1215 Hadley Road, Suite 100
Mooresville, Indiana 46158
Phone: 317-834-9900
Fax: 317-834-9501
http://www.stfrancismooresvillesurgerycenter.org

IU Health West Hospital
1111 N. Ronald Reagan Parkway
Avon, Indiana 46123
Phone: 317-217-3000
http://iuhealth.org/west/
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Post-Operative Instructions: Hysteroscopy, D & C and/or Endometrial Ablation

Activity: You may drive a car 24 hours after surgery if you capable of doing so. There are no restrictions to physical activity. It is recommended that you have periodic rest periods if you notice being tired for the first few days following surgery.

Sexual Intercourse: Intercourse is permitted after two weeks for a D & C. Intercourse is permitted four weeks after an Endometrial Ablation.

Menstruation: Following surgery you may notice occasional spotting or bleeding which can occur on and off for four weeks.

Bathing: Showers, tub baths, and swimming are permitted at any time.

Work: Unless otherwise instructed, you may return to work the day following your surgery.

Return Visit: If you do not have a follow-up appointment already scheduled, please call our office as soon as possible to schedule an appointment to be seen four weeks after surgery. If it also important to notify your physician sooner if you experience any severe abdominal pain, fever greater than 101.5, heavy bleeding greater than a pad an hour, or a change in bowl or bladder habits.

Additional Notes: Cramping similar to a menstrual period often occurs following a D & C. This can usually be relieved by using an over the counter pain medication such as ibuprofen.

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