What is NovaSure?
NovaSure is a one-time, hormone-free, medication-free procedure that an About Women Ob-Gyn physician can perform in our office in about five minutes. In some cases, it is an alternative for patients who might otherwise elect to have a hysterectomy for relief from the problems that heavy bleeding can cause.
This fast, noninvasive procedure requires no incisions, and most patients experience little or no pain. The procedure, called endometrial ablation, uses heat to stimulate a natural healing process that eliminates the special tissue that lines the uterus. This dramatically reduces menstrual bleeding or stops it completely.
Is NovaSure right for me?
Although NovaSure does not prevent pregnancy per se, women who may want to become pregnant in the future should not have the procedure, because it impairs the ability of the lining of the uterus to support a developing fetus. Sexually active patients will need to use some form of birth control after NovaSure. Based on this and other considerations specific to your personal situation, your About Women Ob-Gyn clinician will work closely with you to ensure that NovaSure is the best approach for you to manage heavy periods.
Even if you receive your routine gynecology care from your family doctor or other healthcare provider, we encourage you to contact About Women Ob-Gyn for specialized gynecology services, including: