Heavy bleeding is a problem for many women at
different stages of their lives, including women who
have had a tubal ligation (had their “tubes tied”),
women who have been prescribed hormones and
have stopped taking them, or women approaching
menopause. These events may cause changes in
a woman’s bleeding. Your doctor can help you
determine whether you may be suffering from
menorrhagia. Talking with your doctor can bring
you one step closer to relief.
What is NovaSure?
NovaSure is an endometrial ablation (EA) procedure
that provides a solution to heavy periods.
NovaSure is also a minimally invasive outpatient
treatment alternative to hysterectomy and a
choice that avoids the potential side effects of
hormone therapy. NovaSure delivers 90 seconds*
of precisely controlled radio frequency energy
through a thin handheld wand to remove (ablate)
the lining of the uterus (endometrium). This is why
it is called an EA procedure.
The NovaSure procedure is quick and simple.
It can be done without general anesthesia
in the doctor’s office or an outpatient setting.
After the NovaSure procedure, 97% of patients
do not experience pain. It is a minimally invasive
procedure that does not require incisions and can
typically be done in less than 5 minutes, which
is less time than any other EA procedure. Also,
unlike other EA procedures, NovaSure can be
done at any time during the menstrual cycle and
does not require that you receive hormonal
pretreatment. Patients can go home the same day
and are back to work in 1 or 2 days.
How does NovaSure work?
The NovaSure procedure can reduce or eliminate
future menstrual bleeding by permanently removing
the lining of the uterus through the quick delivery of
radio frequency energy.
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