US Market Report for Global Endometrial Ablation - MedCore

US Market Report for Global Endometrial Ablation - MedCore

  • March 2016 •
  • 45 pages •
  • Report ID: 3911742 •
  • Format: PDF
Global endometrial ablation (GEA) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that can remove some or all of the lining of the uterus. It is performed on women who experience abnormal or extremely heavy bleeding, also known as menorrhagia. Global endometrial ablation (GEA) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that can remove some or all of the lining of the uterus. It is performed on women who experience abnormal or extremely heavy bleeding, also known as menorrhagia. GEA requires less training for practitioners than the earlier forms of ablation, enabling more doctors to perform the procedure and making it more accessible to patients. The first GEA products were available on the market in 1997. The other types became available mostly between 2001 and 2002. There are a number of methods by which GEA can be performed: uterine balloon, heated fluid, high-frequency radio wave, cryoablation, microwave or roller-ball.