About the NovaSure Procedure

novasure aaws barker2The NovaSure procedure is a quick, safe, simple, one-time endometrial ablation treatment. This minimally invasive procedure controls heavy bleeding by using energy to remove the lining of the uterus. The average treatment time is about 90 seconds 1, and only needs to be performed once to lighten or stop your periods. No pretreatment drugs are required and NovaSure can be performed in the hospital or in your doctor's office.

Without the side effects of hormones or the risks of hysterectomy, NovaSure has a quick recovery time so you can get back to your life sooner. Most women experience no pain after the procedure, and can return to work and regular activities the next day.

NovaSure reduces bleeding and much more

With more than 500,000 patients treated to date, NovaSure is proven safe and successful. A clinical trial has shown that more than 9 out of 10 women return NovaSureButton2to normal or lower than normal bleeding levels following treatments with NovaSure. For many women, their periods even stopped completely.

Many women also experienced a reduction in PMS and painful periods, as well as other benefits such as less anxiety, greater self-confidence, and a boost in energy. NovaSure clinical trial post treatment survey results reveal,

  • 45% reduction in women reporting PMS
  • 64% reduction in women reporting pain
  • 68% reduction in women reporting anxiety
  • 71% reduction in women reporting a lack of self-confidence
  • Nearly 4 fold reduction in women reporting a lack of energy

NovaSure makes a difference!

Many women find that treatment with NovaSure frees them up to enjoy more of what life has to offer. According to the NovaSure clinical trial post treatment survey, 4 out of 5 women report spending more time at work and daily activities and missing fewer social and athletic events because of heavy bleeding.

A half a million women to date have chosen NovaSure to reduce or eliminate their heavy periods and improve their quality of life. Women are very pleased with the results of the NovaSure procedure; 97% say they would recommend NovaSure to other women.

What can I expect from the NovaSure procedure?

More women are choosing NovaSure because it has been shown to be safe, simple, and successful.

NovaSure uses radio frequency (RF) energy to permanently remove the lining (endometrium) of the uterus, which reduces or eliminates future bleeding. Here's a look at what happens during the procedure to help you know what to expect:

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Your doctor will slightly dilate the cervix and insert a slender wand through the cervix into the uterus.

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The doctor then extends the triangular mesh array through the wand where it expands to conform to the dimensions of the uterine cavity.

image4RF energy is then delivered into the uterus for approximately 90 seconds.

image5The triangular mesh array slowly retracts and the wand is gently removed from the uterus. Want to know more? Request a brochure!

Is NovaSure Right for Me?

Answer the questions below. If you answer "yes" to any of these questions, you may be a candidate for this minimally invasive treatment.

For signs relating to the kind of bleeding you experience

  • Do you regularly experience excessive bleeding?
  • Does your bleeding require you to change protection frequently and to carry large amounts of feminine products with you?
  • Has medication (birth control pills) failed to help you with your heavy bleeding?

For signs relating to how bleeding affects your lifestyle

  • Do you experience fatigue, anemia, or embarrassing accidents due to your heavy bleeding?
  • Does your excessive bleeding affect your daily activities and social plans or cause you to miss work?
  • Do you avoid traveling or even leaving your home because of your heavy bleeding?
  • Do you often bring an extra change of clothes with you due to your excessive bleeding?

Safety Information

Possible postoperative events

Endometrial ablation procedures' commonly reported post-operative events include the following:

  • Cramping/pelvic pain. Post-treatment cramping can range from mild to severe. This cramping will typically last a few hours and rarely continues beyond the first day following the procedure
  • Nausea and vomiting have been reported in patients immediately following the procedure and can be managed with medication
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Vaginal bleeding/spotting

Possible Adverse Events

As with all endometrial ablation procedures, serious injury or death can occur. The following adverse effects could occur or have been reported in association with the use of NovaSure:

  • Thermal injury to adjacent tissue
  • Perforation of the uterine wall
  • Post-ablation tubal sterilization syndrome
  • Air or gas embolism
  • Complications with pregnancy (Note: Pregnancy following endometrial ablation is very dangerous for both the mother and the fetus)
  • Infection or sepsis

Pregnancy

It is important to know that although the chances for pregnancy are reduced following an endometrial ablation procedure, it is still possible to become pregnant.

However, pregnancy following endometrial ablation is very dangerous for both the mother and the fetus. You should not have an endometrial ablation if you think you want to have a baby in the future. After an endometrial ablation, you should use some form of birth control. Please discuss these issues with your physician.

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