Take Control of Heavy Periods

Take Control of Heavy Periods

Introducing advancements in uterine ablation with the newest and most efficient FDA approved Endometrial Ablation System

Some of the most common concerns I hear from my female patients are issues associated with heavy periods. Heavy or excessive menstrual bleeding is very common and affects about 1 in 5 women. The signs of heavy bleeding can affect women of all ages, but are most likely to start between the ages of 30 and 40. Women suffering from excessive menstrual bleeding report feeling weak and find it difficult to work, exercise and to be socially and sexually active. There are many causes especially in the over 35 age group who are typically experiencing other peri-menopausal symptoms along with heavy bleeding.

Endometrial ablation, also known as uterine ablation, has been a reliable and effective solution to heavy periods. Uterine ablation is a one-time, safe, quick outpatient procedure that will significantly reduce or eliminate bleeding. I have been successfully performing uterine ablation procedures for years with great patient satisfaction. With any health service, I am always interested in advancements in technology that will help improve the lives of my patients. Recently, I was approached by the makers of a new uterine ablation device, Minerva. After years of research, development and FDA clinical trials, Minerva is now available in the United States.

I am quite impressed with the efficacy of this new uterine ablation device and was honored to have been selected as the first physician in the world to use the device – right here in Kansas City. Minerva is the only multi-mechanism endometrial ablation system which provides a number of advantages over older generation devices, including less patient discomfort and a higher success rate. In FDA clinical trials, patients reported a 98% satisfaction rate and 99% said they would recommend Minerva to a friend. Additionally, Minerva offers a 92% success rate compared to 75% by other similar devices.

The Minerva System works by ablating the lining of the uterus with heat. This tissue is the source of heavy bleeding in women who have not reached menopause. Minerva is only for women who do not want to have children in the future. Uterine ablation does not have an effect on hormones. The procedure takes only a few minutes and does not require incisions or general anesthesia. Minerva is covered by most major insurance.

If you struggle with heavy bleeding and would like to consider uterine ablation, call Mirabile MD to setup an office visit 913.888.7546. Learn more here.

To your health,

James Mirabile, MD, FACOG

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