NovaSure® is an endometrial ablation (EA) procedure that can reduce or stop menstrual bleeding. I
t works by removing the endometrium, or the lining of the uterus (the part that causes the bleeding), with a quick delivery of radio frequency energy.
How is the procedure performed?
- Your doctor will first dilate your cervix and measure the length of your uterus. A camera will then be inserted into the uterus to verify that you are a good candidate for the procedure.
- Your doctor will then insert a slender wand into the uterus which; will then extend a triangular mesh device into the uterus.
- The mesh will then expand to mold around the inside of the uterine cavity.
- The mesh device is pulled back into the wand, and both are removed from the uterus.
Benefits and considerations of NovaSure for heavy periods:
- No hormones
- For 90% of women, menstrual bleeding is dramatically reduced or stopped.
- NovaSure® is a one-time, five-minute procedure that can be done in your doctor’s office, usually for the cost of a co-pay.
- NovaSure can do more than just stop the bleeding. Many women who’ve had the NovaSure procedure say they are now able to spend more time at work and daily activities, participating in more social and athletic outings now that they no longer suffer from heavy bleeding. They also report improved energy levels, better moods, and a boost in self-confidence.
- Novasure is NOT sterilization nor should it be considered contraception.
- Not all women are candidates for NovaSure Endometrial Ablation.
You may not have the Novasure if you:
- Desire future child bearing
- Have or suspect a uterine cancer
- Have an active genital, urinary or pelvic infection
- Have an IUD
After the Procedure you may experience temporary side effects such as cramping, nausea, vomiting, spotting. Rare but serious risk include but are not limited to thermal injury to surrounding organs, perforation (hole) in the uterus and infection.