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Endometrial ablation is a procedure performed for excessive bleeding. The purpose of the procedure is to destroy the endometrial lining of the uterus, which is the layer that grows and sheds each month. Reducing this layer will decrease the amount of uterine bleeding.

Preparing for Surgery

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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
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Franciscan Health Indianapolis
8111 S. Emerson Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46237
Phone: 317-528-5000
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Community Surgery Center South
1550 E. County Line Road
Indianapolis, Indiana 46227
Phone: 317-887-7600
Fax: 317-887-7606
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Community Hospital South
1402 E. County Line Road South
Indianapolis, Indiana 46227
Phone: 317-887-7000
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Our Mooresville Doctor’s Schedule Surgeries at the below facilities:

Franciscan Health Mooresville
1201 Hadley Road
Mooresville, Indiana 46158
Phone: 317-831-1160
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Mooresville Ambulatory Surgery Center
1215 Hadley Road, Suite 100
Mooresville, Indiana 46158
Phone: 317-834-9900
Fax: 317-834-9501

IU Health West Hospital
1111 N. Ronald Reagan Parkway
Avon, Indiana 46123
Phone: 317-217-3000
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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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