Ablation Procedures - NovaSure® and THERMACHOICE®

NovaSure® Endometrial Ablation

What is NovaSure® Endometrial Ablation?

NovaSure® is a quick, safe, and simple procedure to lighten or stop your periods, without the side effects of hormones or the risks of hysterectomy.

Why choose NovaSure?

  • It’s Safe: No pills. No hormonal side effects.
  • It’s Effective: For 90% of women, menstrual bleeding is dramatically reduced or stopped.
  • It’s Quick: NovaSure is a one-time, five-minute procedure that can be done in your doctor’s office, usually for the cost of a copay.

How does NovaSure work to treat heavy periods?

NovaSure® is an endometrial ablation (EA) procedure that can reduce or stop menstrual bleeding. It works by removing the endometrium, or the lining of the uterus (the part that causes the bleeding), with a quick delivery of radiofrequency energy.

 

GYNECARE THERMACHOICE® Uterine Balloon Therapy System

One effective treatment for heavy periods is a global endometrial ablation (GEA) procedure called GYNECARE THERMACHOICE® Uterine Balloon Therapy System. GYNECARE THERMACHOICE® is an effective, nonhormonal, permanent treatment for heavy periods. It involves a minimally invasive, 8-minute procedure that can be performed in your doctor’s office or in a hospital.

Studies have shown that:

  • 81% of women treated with GYNECARE THERMACHOICE® returned to normal levels of menstrual bleeding or lower
  • 89% of patients had a reduction of menstrual pain and cramping
  • 96% of patients reported satisfaction with GYNECARE THERMACHOICE® III

GYNECARE THERMACHOICE® is a soft, flexible balloon that a doctor inserts in the uterus (womb) to treat the endometrium, the lining of the uterus. GYNECARE THERMACHOICE® is an effective, nonhormonal treatment for heavy periods. It involves a minimally invasive, 8-minute procedure that can be performed in your doctor's office or in a hospital. There are a number of options for managing heavy periods. Most doctors recommend birth control pills initially to manage heavy periods, but for many women, this option is either ineffective or undesirable. They can cause weight gain, moodiness and breast tenderness, and may not ultimately be effective in reducing heavy periods.

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