What is NovaSure Endometrial Ablation?
NovaSure endometrial ablation is a quick, in-office procedure that removes the endometrium, or lining of the uterus. Dr. Jain performs the ablation in about five minutes to stop excessive or extra heavy menstrual bleeding.
Thousands of women choose endometrial ablation because it’s less invasive than a hysterectomy and doesn’t include any of the downfalls of hormone therapy.
What can you Expect during NovaSure Endometrial Ablation?
NovaSure endometrial ablation only requires a few quick steps that Dr. Jain administers right in her clean and comfortable office. She gently opens your cervix to access your uterus and inserts a mesh device. The mesh is engineered to expand and fit your uterus. For about 90 seconds, precise waves of radiofrequency currents pulse through the mesh to remove the lining.
Is there any downtime associated with NovaSure endometrial ablation?
Just after the procedure, you may cramp, feel nauseous, and even vomit. In addition, you will likely have a watery discharge and increased urination. These are normal experiences after an endometrial ablation, but should subside within a day or two.
How long does it take for my periods to become normal?
In Dr. Jain’s experience, most of her patients begin having normal periods around the third month after treatment. Of course, this can vary from patient to patient, but 90 days post-ablation is the average time it takes for patients’ periods to stabilize.
Don’t let a long-lasting or extremely heavy period keep you from missing out on important activities and events. Call Dr. Jain’s office to learn more about NovaSure endometrial ablation or schedule an appointment online.
*Individual results may vary
Has your heavy period been keeping you away?
If you're like 1 in 5 women with heavy periods, you want to get back to life. NovaSure® is a one- time, five-minute procedure that can lighten or end your heavy period. No pills. No hormonal side effects. For 90% of women, menstrual bleeding is dramatically reduced or stopped. It's a simple procedure that can be done in your doctor's office, usually for the cost of a copay. Talk to your doctor about stepping back into life with NovaSure. Life will be there to welcome you back.
NovaSure is an endometrial ablation procedure that works by removing the endometrium, or the lining of the uterus (the part that causes the bleeding), with a quick delivery of radiofrequency energy.
NovaSure works in four simple steps:
|Your doctor slightly opens your cervix (the opening to the uterus), inserts a slender wand, and extends a triangular mesh device into the uterus||The mesh gently expands, fitting to the size and shape of your uterus|
|Precisely measured radio frequency energy is delivered through the mesh for about 90 seconds, gently removing the lining of the uterus||The mesh device is pulled back into the wand and both are removed from the uterus|
No part of the NovaSure device remains inside your body after the procedure.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: NovaSure is for premenopausal women with heavy periods due to benign causes who are finished childbearing. Pregnancy following NovaSure can be dangerous. NovaSure is not for those who have or suspect uterine cancer, have an active genital, urinary or pelvic infection, an IUD or a metal uterine implant. NovaSure is not a sterilization procedure. Rare but serious risks include but are not limited to thermal injury, perforation and infection. Temporary side effects may include cramping, nausea, vomiting, discharge and spotting.