Avery Center for Obstetrics & Gynecology

Appointments: (203) 227-5125

Services & Procedures

Excessive Menstrual Bleeding

Don't let your periods control your life!  The Avery Center offers a number of minimally-invasive treatment options for heavy menstrual bleeding.  Some of the options your physician will discuss with you are hormonal (such as birth control pills), progesterone-containing IUD (Mirena), hysteroscopic resection of fibroids, da Vinci hysterectomy and endometrial ablation.


No Pills, No Hormones, No More Heavy Periods

Endometrial Ablation at The Avery Center



"I suffered from very heavy periods with large clots.  I thought the procedure was awsome.  I only left with some light cramps.  I now only have my period for one day and it is very light.  I recommend the procedure to all my friends and family that are suffering with the same bleeding issues." K.D. (one of many patients treated with endometrial ablation at The Avery Center)

    • Reduces or eliminates periods in 9/10 women
  • 64% reduction in women reporting pain
  • 45% reduction in women reporting PMS      
  • 68% reduction in women reporting anxiety
  • 71% reduction in women reporting a lack of self-confidence
  • Nearly 4 fold reduction in women reporting a lack of energy
  • 97% of patients would recommend this procedure to a friend

The NovaSure procedure is a quick, safe, simple, one-time endometrial ablation treatment. This minimally invasive procedure controls heavy bleeding by using energy to remove the lining of the uterus. The average treatment time is about 90 seconds, and only needs to be performed once to lighten or stop your periods. No pretreatment drugs are required and NovaSure can be performed in the comfort of our office.  We offer sedation with a board-certified anesthesiologist to maximize your comfort during the procedure. 
Without the side effects of hormones or the risks of hysterectomy, NovaSure has a quick recovery time so you can get back to your life sooner. Most women experience no pain after the procedure, and can return to work and regular activities the next day.



For some women with large fibroids, a different type of endometrial ablation, Thermachoice, may be more appropriate.  This procedure uses a more flexible balloon to deliver heat to the endometrial lining.  Thermachoice is also done in the comfort of our office. 

Keep in mind that endometrial ablation is a procedure for premenopausal women for whom childbearing is complete. If you do not plan to have children in the future, you may want to consider endometrial ablation.