Endometrial ablation is an increasingly common procedure for the treatment of endometriosis and also heavy periods/menorrhagia, the number performed in the UK has increased by about 70% in the last three years. It is at its most effective as you approach the age of the menopause which is around 51, and least effective in women under the age of 35.
The procedure involves removing or destroying the lining of the uterus and preventing its re-growth. This is done with a quick delivery of radio frequency energy.
Gynaechoice have a partnership with NovaSure®, which enables treatment in the hospital outpatient department under local anaesthetic or as an inpatient procedure under a general anaesthetic. The whole treatment lasts under 5 minutes and is minimally invasive, requiring no incisions. Patients can go home on the same day and typically back to work within 1 or 2 days.
Hormonal pre-treatment is also not required and the procedure can be done at any time during the menstrual cycle.
If you require more information or would like to talk to someone from Gynaechoice regarding an Endometrial Ablation (NovaSure®), please get in contact.
What does NovaSure Endometrial Ablation involve?
No part of the NovaSure device remains inside your body after the procedure.
Can I still get pregnant after the treatment?
The lining of the uterus is treated during the procedure, therefore the chances of getting pregnant are significantly reduced. Further, being pregnant after an ablation is very dangerous for both mother and fetus as the uterine lining will be unable to properly support the fetal development.
You must talk with your doctor about what birth control to use after the procedure.