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Endometrial ablation (NovaSure)

NovaSure endometrial ablation is a once-off procedure lasting less than 10 minutes, to effectively reduce or stop heavy periods.

What is endometrial ablation?

Endometrial Ablation involves destruction of the lining of the womb to prevent heavy periods.  One form of this is the NovaSure device which uses radio frequency energy in a very precisely controlled manner. 

How does the procedure work?

The procedure involves inserting a thin rod, a little smaller than the diameter of a pen, through the cervix and into the uterine cavity.  A micro-mesh is then extruded from the tip to fill the uterine cavity. After activation of the safety features the ablation takes place. 

What are the benefits?

The advantage of this over other techniques is that it takes a short time (approximately 90seconds) and this therefore makes it particularly suitable for those women who don’t want to have a general anaesthetic. Some studies have shown it to have higher rates of amenorrhoea (no periods) and longer lasting effects than other techniques.

How safe is the treatment?

The safety features of the treatment give it a very low complication rate.

Content for this treatment has been provided by Mr Mark Ford, Consultant Gynaecologist practicing at BMI Mount Alvernia Hospital

Specialists Offering Endometrial ablation (NovaSure)

Dr Khaled Elsapagh

Consultant Gynaecologist

MB BCh, MSc (O & G), FRCOG, BSCCP

BMI Kings Park Hospital 1 more BMI Ross Hall Hospital

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Mr David Ogutu

Consultant Gynaecologist

MB ChB, DFSRH, MRCOG

BMI The Cavell Hospital 1 more BMI The Kings Oak Hospital

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Mr Anan Boulos

Consultant Gynaecologist & Obstetrician

MBBCh FRCS (Ed) FRCOG

BMI The Highfield Hospital

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Mr Radwan Faraj

Consultant Gynaecologist & Obstetrician

MRCOG, DFFP

BMI Thornbury Hospital

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Mr Farhad Alexander-Sefre

Consultant Gynaecologist

MB ChB, FRCS(Ed), MRCOG, MD

BMI Three Shires Hospital

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