NovaSure is a device that is used to perform endometrial ablations. The NovaSure device uses specific radio frequency energy to remove the lining of the uterus. The NovaSure device is a slim wand, one which allows for targeted treatments. This system offers a minimally invasive ablation method to patients, and it is sometimes used as an alternative to hysterectomy or long-term drug therapy.
NovaSure is used in premenopausal women who suffer from heavy periods on a regular basis. Women with abnormal, heavy bleeding usually suffer markedly negative effects on their life due to their heavy periods. For example, many NovaSure candidates are women who have consistently had to miss work, family events, and social events because of their heavy periods. The best NovaSure candidates are women who have already finished having children, as this procedure will generally prevent future pregnancy. To undergo NovaSure treatment, a woman must first have diagnostic tests to make sure that the heavy bleeding is not caused by another abnormal uterine condition. All NovaSure candidates must have a normal pap smear and a normal biopsy before having the procedure.
NovaSure is a highly effective type of endometrial ablation. Forty percent of patients achieve amenorrhea (total cessation of monthly periods) after NovaSure. The patients who don't achieve amenorrhea will still have a dramatic reduction in bleeding each month. Many people have a greatly improved quality of life thanks to NovaSure. Without the consistent heavy periods, many women are better able to enjoy time with friends and family, and they can finally engage in physical activity that they may have been missing out on. NovaSure is a quick procedure, taking only around 5 minutes for the actual treatment. It can be done in an outpatient setting, and there is no endometrial pretreatment needed. The NovaSure treatment allows for closely controlled and completely safe removal of the uterine lining.
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