Novasure is a safe procedure using radio frequency energy (radio waves) to permanently remove the uterine lining (endometrium). The procedure is performed by your physician, after a diagnostic hysteroscopy. She gently inserts a thin wand, with a mesh array, into the uterus. Once the mesh has conformed to the uterine wall, a radio frequency is generated for about 90 seconds and the wand with the array is then removed. The uterine lining will be shed over the next week to 10 days. Results have included a significant reduction in menstrual bleeding, stopped periods, and reduced pain and cramping. From studies, 94% of women have their heavy bleeding resolved and 70% experience no further periods.
Note: Pregnancy after any form of endometrial ablation is a rare but possible event and the risk of complications is increased. Ablation is not birth control.