Month-after-month there are many women who endure
heavy periods. According to the World Health Organization, there is a 30% chance you’ll
have to tolerate this recurring affliction during your lifetime. Women
often acquiesce, accepting a gradual increase in the amount and duration
of their menstrual flow. Unfortunately, they falsely assume this is a
normal part of aging. Iron deficiency anemia can occur causing fatigue.
Over one-third of all hysterectomies in the United States, approximately
200,000 each year, are performed for heavy periods. Yet many times this
major operation, with its inherent risks, expense, and prolonged recovery;
could be avoided.
Now you have a choice…
Microwave Endometrial Ablation (MEA) is a simple procedure completed in just a few minutes with no long
term side effects to treat heavy menstrual bleeding. MEA uses low power,
therapeutic microwave energy to gently heat the inside lining of the uterus—like
a permanent D&C—removing the source of bleeding. This has no
effect on a woman’s hormones. Most women return to normal activities
the following day.
Studies submitted to the FDA, which led to approval of the MEA device,
demonstrated over 96% of women treated were satisfied, experiencing significantly
lighter periods or none at all. Over 60% never experienced bleeding again!
This exceeds the success rates of other ablation devices.
MEA has been available worldwide for over 10 years where over 30,000 procedures
have been performed. In 2004 our group of doctors were selected to be
the first to exclusively offer this breakthrough treatment to women in
Northern California. Since then we have helped many women enjoy freedom
from their problem periods. We offer women the choice of having their
MEA in the comfort of our office or in the Washington Outpatient Surgery
Center. Likewise it can be performed under local or general anesthesia.
Endometrial ablation is an option for women who have completed having children (Visit
www.mea.microsulis.com). Otherwise birth control pills or the
Mirena® IUD should be considered until that time. A physical examination and ultrasound,
which can be performed in our office, can quickly determine if you are
a candidate for the MEA treatment. It’s a covered benefit of most
Imagine in just a few minutes you can take control of your period!