13 doctors weighed in:
Which is better endometrial ablation vs hysterectomy?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
9 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on problem
If the main problem is heavy bleeding then an endometrial ablation is a safer minimally invasive first start.
It is a simple procedure which can be done in the office under local anesthesia with minimal to no time off for recovery. If there are other problems then hysterectomy may be a better options. Discuss both and ask questions at your next visit.

In brief: Depends on problem
If the main problem is heavy bleeding then an endometrial ablation is a safer minimally invasive first start.
It is a simple procedure which can be done in the office under local anesthesia with minimal to no time off for recovery. If there are other problems then hysterectomy may be a better options. Discuss both and ask questions at your next visit.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: It depends
Like so many situations in medicine there is not 1 single answer to this question.
It depends on the patient's health, the other medical problems, their ability to undergo surgery. Ablation can be done as an outpatient, hysterectomy involves cutting & a longer recovery time. Hysterectomy avoids most if not all risk of future cancer by removing the organ, a small risk remains if ablation is done.

In brief: It depends
Like so many situations in medicine there is not 1 single answer to this question.
It depends on the patient's health, the other medical problems, their ability to undergo surgery. Ablation can be done as an outpatient, hysterectomy involves cutting & a longer recovery time. Hysterectomy avoids most if not all risk of future cancer by removing the organ, a small risk remains if ablation is done.
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
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Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends on goal
Endometrial ablation can have a dramatic effect on your periods.
They will not however, always ensure that you will never get a period again. If you would be satisfied with lighter periods, then the ablation could be the answer for you. If, however, you never want a period again, hysterectomy is the only way to be sure to achieve that.

In brief: Depends on goal
Endometrial ablation can have a dramatic effect on your periods.
They will not however, always ensure that you will never get a period again. If you would be satisfied with lighter periods, then the ablation could be the answer for you. If, however, you never want a period again, hysterectomy is the only way to be sure to achieve that.
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
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