NovaSure® is a quick, safe, simple, one-time endometrial ablation treatment for menorrhagia, abnormally heavy or lengthy menstruation. It is an alternative to hysterectomy. NovaSure gently removes the lining of the uterus with precisely measured electrical energy. This quick simple procedure is performed as an in-office procedure and generally takes less than 5 minutes. Unlike other ablation methods or hysterectomy, NovaSure does not involve hormones and has a quick recovery time—most women return to their regular activities the next day.
Traditional options for treating menorrhagia include endometrial ablation, hormones, dilation and curettage (D&C), or hysterectomy. Unlike these traditional options, NovaSure is a reliable method for relieving heavy menstrual bleeding that does not involve hormones, pre-hormone treatment, hysterectomy, or a long recovery time. NovaSure can be performed at anytime during your cycle.
NovaSure is a one-time treatment that gently removes the uterine lining. The state-of-the-art technology uses a slender wand to deliver a precise amount of electrical energy to remove the endometrial lining. No incisions or stitches are needed. Most women experience a significant reduction in their menstrual period bleeding. Periods may decrease to a moderate or light flow, and some women experience no bleeding at all. Many women report a reduction in pain and PMS symptoms as well.
NovaSure is for premenopausal women with menorrhagia. NovaSure is for women who have completed childbearing or are sure that they never want to have children. Although the chance for pregnancy is reduced following NovaSure, you will need to use contraception. Pregnancy following NovaSure is very dangerous for the mother and fetus. Your doctor will discuss these issues, as well as the risks and benefits of the procedure, during your consultation.