Endometrial ablation is a treatment option for women suffering from heavy menstrual bleeding. We currently offer the Mara™ Water Vapor Ablation System, a one-time, 4-minute endometrial ablation treatment designed to be performed conveniently in the office without the use of incisions or general anesthesia.

To find out more about if endometrial ablation is the right choice for you, contact the specialists at Pearl Women’s Center. Ask a question, book online, or call our office in Portland at (503) 771-1883. We serve patients from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Northern California, and Alaska.

What is Endometrial Ablation?

Endometrial ablation uses heat energy to remove or destroy (ablate) the lining of the uterus (endometrium), which is the source of heavy menstrual bleeding in women who have not reached menopause. The treatment is delivered through the vagina and cervix. This treatment is indicated for women who do not wish to preserve fertility.

At Pearl Women’s Center, we are proud to be the first office in the Pacific Northwest to offer the innovative Mara™ Water Vapor Ablation System. Mara™ provides an endometrial ablation treatment that uses natural water vapor to reduce your heavy menstrual bleeding. The treatment can be performed in the comfort of our office without making incisions or the need for general anesthesia.

How Does the Mara™ Water Vapor Ablation System Work?

Mara™ uses natural water vapor to gently eliminate the lining of the uterus in premenopausal women with heavy menstrual bleeding due to benign causes. When eliminated, the uterine lining can no longer re-grow to cause heavy monthly bleeding. Mara™ is only for women who no longer want to have children in the future.

The water vapor treatment takes 2 minutes, as part of a 4-minute total procedure. The treatment also includes a double pre-procedure safety check, plus automated real-time safety monitoring to ensure your safety throughout the treatment.

How Can This Endometrial Ablation Treatment Affect My Lifestyle?

Clinical research shows women experienced significant bleeding reduction and improvement in quality of life and satisfaction after treatment with Mara™.

Mara™ safely and effectively reduces heavy menstrual bleeding.

  • 79% experienced significant bleeding reduction 2
  • 90% had bleeding reduced by more than 50% 3

2 Mara™ Water Vapor Ablation System Instructions For Use.
3 Levie MD, Chudnoff SG. A Prospective, Multicenter, Pivotal Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of the AEGEA Vapor Endometrial Ablation System. J Minim Invas Gynecol. May/June 2019; 26(4); 679-87.

Mara™ significantly improves quality of life and satisfaction. 2

  • 99% of women experience a quality of life improvement with Mara.^
  • 85% had an improvement in their sex life*
  • 72% said their cramping decreased
  • 93% would recommend the treatment to a friend

^ Based on patient reported Menorrhagia Impact Questionnaire (MIQ) scores
* of women whose periods affected their sex life
† of women who experienced menstrual cramping before Mara™

As with all surgical procedures, there are risks and considerations associated with the use of the Mara™ Water Vapor Ablation System. This procedure is not for those who have or suspect uterine cancer; have an active genital, urinary or pelvic infection; or an IUD.

To learn more, visit MaraTreatment.com.

Patient Stories

“Now, my menstrual cycle is a blip on my radar. It doesn’t change my life or how I plan vacation or how I plan my schedule. I don’t even think about it anymore.” – Bobbi, Mara™ Patient

My period no longer impacts my day or affects my mood. I can go on long walks. I can go to the gym. I can go swimming. I don’t have to worry about the extra heavy bleeding or not feeling well.” -Michelle, Mara™ Patient

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