Heavy Periods (Endometrial Ablation)
The Cadogan Menopause and Menstrual Clinic is one of the UK’s leading facilities for day case procedures such as treatment for heavy periods.
Heavy periods, also known as menorrhagia, is a condition that involves unusually heavy bleeding that can last for a prolonged period of time. Menorrhagia can occur by itself or in combination with other symptoms, such as menstrual cramps. It is difficult to define exactly what a heavy period is because the amount of blood that is lost during a period can vary considerably among individuals. Heavy periods are not necessarily a sign that anything is wrong, but they can cause disruption to everyday life.
It is estimated that one in five women live with very heavy periods. They can stop you from taking part in activities you enjoy, such as sports and social events, and from relaxing with loved ones.
There are a number of different options for treating menorrhagia. These can range from using hormone-based medication, to using types of intra-uterine devices (i.e. the Mirena), as well as minor day case surgical therapies, including endometrial ablation procedures. Before undergoing a heavy periods treatment, we recommend arranging an appointment with one of our consultants to obtain an expert opinion about which treatment is right for you.
Whatever your personal requirements, you can rest assured that we provide the leading UK consultants, techniques and facilities for your treatment at our state-of-the-art, purpose-built, central London clinic.
Why Choose Us?
Variable prices can result from the fact that many of our consultants operate with different fee structures. In all cases, prices will be confirmed to you by your consultant before any treatment takes place.
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What to Expect
Step 1. Optional Free Consultation
We offer a free no-obligation 30-60 minute consultation with one of our specialist patient advisors to help you decide whether surgery is the right choice for you. The consultation will take the form of a discussion with an expert with over 15 years industry experience in which we begin to understand your objectives and the results you want to achieve.
If you decide to go ahead with treatment, our advisers can give you all the information you require to choose the right procedure and the right surgeon for you. This is also an excellent opportunity to see our facilities and get a feel for the Cadogan experience.
Step 2. Surgical Consultation
The next step is to come in and meet your chosen surgeon at the Clinic. We have assembled some of the best surgeons in the world who will use this time to make a comprehensive medical assessment of you and your condition before proceeding with treatment.
In practice this involves a 30-60 minute consultation in which a detailed assessment of the outcomes you can achieve is made and any questions you may have about the procedure are answered.
Step 3. The Procedure
On the day of your procedure you will be welcomed at the Clinic by your patient advisor and dedicated nursing staff. Following a brief medical check, you will meet with both your surgeon and anesthetist to run through the details of your procedure one final time and answer any last questions you may have.
After the procedure you will recover in the capable hands of your nursing after care team. As we are a day case facility you can expect your recovery to be complete within 2 to 3 hours and able to be discharged from the Clinic the very same day. In some cases patients may wish to stay locally in our exclusive partner hotel the day before or after your procedure.
Step 4. After Care & Support
Our care and support continues in the days and weeks after your procedure with our complimentary aftercare programme. A series of free appointments will be made with your surgeon and nursing team in order to monitor your progress and recovery, as well as introduce you to several scar minimization techniques and bespoke creams to aid your progress.
Access to our aftercare nursing team is free of charge for a full 12 months after your surgery.