NovaSure endometrial ablation

Endometrial ablation is a procedure which provides a solution for women who suffer with heavy periods.

Common questions

What is a NovaSure endometrial ablation?

NovaSure endometrial ablation is an alternative to a hysterectomy. Endometrial ablation is a procedure which provides a solution for women who suffer with heavy periods.

This is a minimally invasive treatment which is an alternative to a hysterectomy and which avoids hormonal medication. It involves a precisely controlled radio frequency energy being delivered through a thin handheld wand to treat the lining of the uterus.

Why would I have a NovaSure endometrial ablation?

You might be recommended to have the NovaSure procedure as an alternative to a hysterectomy and to avoid having to take hormonal medication.

What happens during a NovaSure endometrial ablation?

The NovaSure procedure takes 90 seconds. It involves a precisely controlled radio frequency energy being delivered through a thin handheld wand to treat the lining of the uterus. It is a quick and simple procedure which can be carried out as a day case procedure under a general anaesthetic.

It is minimally invasive and does not require incisions. It can be carried out at any time during the menstrual cycle.

What should I expect after a NovaSure endometrial ablation?

Patients can go home the same day and can usually return to work within one or two days. Patients should discuss with their specialist if the treatment might be suitable for them.

Contact Benenden Hospital

It’s easy to make an appointment; you can ask your GP or give us a call on 01580 230661.