Her Option® – Treatment for Heavy Periods
Her Option® Cryoablation Therapy is a safe, effective treatment for patients with abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB). This minimally invasive procedure uses sub-zero temperatures to destroy the uterine lining, reducing a patient’s periods to normal levels or better.
Cryoablation uses sub-zero temperatures to reduce or eliminate the endometrium. The natural analgesic affect of these low temperatures helps minimize patient discomfort during the procedure. Ultrasound guidance enables real-time visualization during the therapy for added safety.
Her Option® is intended for treatment of pre-menopausal women who have completed childbearing, and whose AUB symptoms are the result of benign causes.
Approximate duration of cryoablation procedure
Pre-procedure: 45 minutes Procedure: 10-20 minutes Post-procedure: 15 minutes Total: 75-85 minutes
You will be given a pre-procedure instruction sheet to prepare you for a smooth procedure. The sheet also includes specific patient recommendations and office contact information.
Consider the following recommendations:
- You may have a light meal 30-45 minutes prior to her treatment.
- Arrive at our office approximately 30 minutes to one hour prior to the procedure time.
- You should have a comfortably full bladder for the treatment. We encourage you to drink two 8-oz. cups of water before you arrive.
We may perform a urine pregnancy test 3-4 weeks prior to Her Option treatment. And obtain your consent for treatment of the procedure. If you asked for a sedative, please make sure you arrange transportation to and from our office.