Novasure endometrial ablation is a procedure that removes the lining of the uterus to effectively reduce heavy or irregular menstrual bleeding. It is a less invasive alternate to hysterectomy and does not involve hormones.
During the procedure, your doctor will slightly open your cervix and insert a mesh device into the uterus. The mesh gently expands to the size and shape of your uterus. Radio frequency energy is delivered through the mesh for 90 seconds to destroy the lining of the uterus. The mesh device is then removed from the uterus. You may experience some cramping during the treatment portion of the procedure. You may have light spotting or discharge for days to a week after the procedure. 77.7% of patients will have lighter periods or no periods after the procedure.
Novasure endometrial ablation is not a form of birth control so you still need to address contraceptive options with your health care provider.