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Endometrial ablation

If you suffer from heavy periods, endometrial ablation will provide a noticeable reduction in your periods and, in some cases, periods stop altogether.

Endometrial-ablation

An endometrial ablation is an operation to remove the lining (endometrium) of the womb (uterus). The most common reason for having an endometrial ablation is to get relief from the symptoms of heavy periods.

Endometrial ablation starts from £4,700*.

Our price package includes the cost of your surgery and all appropriate aftercare appointments. Our costs include all surgery fees and aftercare appointments with our Consultants.

However, any pre-surgery diagnostic tests and your consultant’s outpatient appointment consultation fee are charged separately. We provide fixed term monthly payment plans over one to five years with no deposit required. If you decide to pay over 12 months, you will pay interest-free. If you are paying for a longer period, you will pay 9.9% APR.

Our flexible payment options help you spread the cost of your payment across a time period that suits you. More details on our flexible payment options can be found here.

*This is a guide price for patients who are paying for their own treatment. The actual cost of your treatment will be confirmed in writing at the time of booking.

Most women will experience a noticeable reduction in their periods and, in some cases, periods stop altogether.

An endometrial ablation has fewer complications and a quicker recovery time than a hysterectomy.

Heavy periods can be treated using a variety of non-hormonal and hormonal oral medications. Other alternatives include a hormonal coil that fits in the uterus.

An endometrial ablation is usually performed under a general anaesthetic. The operation usually takes about half an hour.

Your gynaecologist will pass a hysteroscope (telescope with operating instruments) through your vagina and cervix into the cavity of your womb and pass fluid through the telescope to swell the womb (see figure 1). They will use electricity or laser energy to remove the lining of your womb and any polyps or small fibroids they find.

General complications of any operation:

  • Pain
  • Sickness or feeling sick
  • Bleeding or discharge
  • Infection
  • Blood clots

Specific early complications of this operation:

  • Bleeding during the procedure
  • Fluid overload
  • Making a hole in the womb
  • Failed procedure

You should be able to go home the same day.

You should be able to return to normal activities after two to four days. Most women are fit for work after about a week.

You should expect to have some bleeding or discharge for up to six weeks after the operation. Regular exercise should help you to return to normal activities as soon as possible. Before you start exercising, you should ask a member of the healthcare team or your GP for advice.

Will I still be able to have children?

The operation is not recommended for women who still want children.

However, even if your periods stop, there is still a risk of you becoming pregnant.

Endometrial ablation costs are covered by most medical insurance policies, but please check with your insurer first. If you are paying for your own treatment the cost of the operation will be explained and confirmed in writing when you book the operation. Ask hospital for a quote beforehand, and ensure that this includes the surgeon’s fee, the anaesthetist’s fee and the hospital charge for your procedure.

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When you choose to go private with Circle Health Group, you can expect:   

  • Flexible appointment times and locations to fit your routine  
  • The freedom to choose which hospital and Consultant suit your needs  
  • Personalised, Consultant-led treatment plans tailored to your individual needs  
  • Comfortable and safe private facilities maintained by expert multidisciplinary teams  
  • Support by the same compassionate clinical team from beginning to end  
  • Affordable, fixed-price packages with aftercare included  
  • Flexible payment options to spread the cost of your care

If you would like to learn more about this procedure, book your appointment online today or call a member of our team directly on 0141 300 5009.

Specialists offering Endometrial ablation

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Mr Mahantesh Karoshi

Consultant Gynaecologist

MD, MRCOG, Diploma in Clinical Risk Management

The Cavell Hospital 1 more The Kings Oak Hospital

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Mr Clemens von Widekind

Consultant Gynaecologist

Specialist for Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Germany)

Three Shires Hospital

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Mr Alak Pal

Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

MBBS, MD, Diplomate of National Board, FRCOG

The Clementine Churchill Hospital 2 more The Princess Margaret Hospital Syon Clinic

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Mr Emmanouil Damigos

Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

Ptychio Iatrikes, MRCOG

Woodlands Hospital

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Mr Tunde Dada

Consultant Gynaecologist & Obstetrician

MB BS MD MRCOG

The Chiltern Hospital 2 more The Saxon Clinic The Shelburne Hospital

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