According to Women’s Physicians and Surgeons, the Thermachoice Uterine Balloon Therapy System is a non-hormonal treatment to remedy heavy periods. Eighty-one percent of the women who received this treatment during a 12-month clinical study returned to normal or lower levels of menstruation.
Women’s Physicians and Surgeons explains that a flexible balloon is placed through the uterine by way of the vagina and cervix, and the balloon is filled with fluid to inflate the uterus. The fluid is heated and distributed through the uterus for a 10-minute period and then withdrawn. This procedure provokes the uterus to shed its lining within the next seven to 10 days.