NovaSure Endometrial Ablation
NovaSure is the standard of care for endometrial ablation in gynecology, today. Any woman who has completed her child-bearing, who has heavy periods is a candidate for this simple procedure, and relief. At Texas Gynecology, we perform this procedure under IV Sedation, and the patients love it. Dr. George B. Branning at Texas Gynecology, located in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, Frisco, Texas area, offers this treatment in his office.
NovaSure Q & A
What is NovaSure?
NovaSure is the standard of care for endometrial ablation in the world, today. The NovaSure device uses RF (radio frequency) energy to destroy the lining of the uterus, thus removing the layer causing the abnormal, heavy bleeding. The NovaSure device is a slim wand introduced into the uterus without incisions. Dr. Branning and NovaSure offer a minimally invasive ablation method to patients. If you are a candidate, it can be an alternative to hysterectomy or long-term drug therapy.
Who Can Get NovaSure?
NovaSure is used in women who have finished child bearing, who suffer from heavy periods on a regular basis. Abnormal, heavy bleeding can have markedly negative effects on a woman’s life. Missing work, family events, and social events because of heavy periods takes its toll. If the patient is a candidate she must first have a few, simple diagnostic tests to make sure that the heavy bleeding is not caused by malignancy or other causes. All NovaSure candidates must have a normal pap smear and a normal biopsy before having the procedure.
What Are the Benefits of Endometrial Ablation With NovaSure?
NovaSure is a highly effective type of endometrial ablation. The goal of NovaSure is improved bleeding, however forty percent of patients achieve amenorrhea (total cessation of monthly periods) after NovaSure. The patients can enjoy dramatic reduction in bleeding each month. Most have a greatly improved quality of life thanks to NovaSure. Without the monthly heavy periods, many women are better able to enjoy time with friends and family, and they can finally engage in physical activity that they have been missing. NovaSure is a relatively quick procedure, taking approximately 2-5 minutes for the actual treatment. Most can be performed in our office under IV Sedation. There is no endometrial pretreatment needed. The NovaSure procedure allows for closely controlled and completely safe destruction of the uterine lining.