NovaSure® Endometrial Ablation

What is NovaSure?

NovaSure® Endometrial Ablation is a one-time, 5-minute procedure that gently removes the endometrium-lining of the uterus -the part that causes the bleeding, with a quick delivery of radio frequency energy.

The NovaSure® procedure can reduce or stop bleeding altogether. It’s a less invasive alternative to hysterectomy and avoids the potential side effects of hormones. Anyone who wishes not to have children in the future may be a candidate for the NovaSure® procedure, but it is still possible to become pregnant after the ablation.

Benefits of NovaSure®

  • The procedure is safe, with no pills and no hormonal side effects.

  • It is highly effective: For 90% of people, menstrual bleeding is dramatically reduced or stopped.

  • NovaSure® is quick: a one-time, five-minute procedure. Currently, Dr. Beckenhauer can complete the procedure at OSSC, an Outpatient Surgical Center in Omaha, and also at the rural hospital, MCHHS, in Blair.

  • The procedure starts with slightly opening your cervix (the opening to the uterus), inserts a slender wand, and extends a triangular mesh device into the uterus.

  • The mesh gently expands, fitting to the size and shape of your uterus.

  • Precisely measured radio frequency energy is delivered through the mesh for about 90 seconds.

  • The mesh device is pulled back into the wand, and both are removed from the uterus. No part of the endometrial ablation device remains inside your body after the procedure. 

Frequently Asked Questions About NovaSure

 

Is NovaSure® endometrial ablation procedure right for me?

People with heavy or long-lasting periods who do not wish to have children in the future may be candidates for the procedure. Your doctor can decide if the NovaSure® procedure is right for you. But if you’re sure you don’t want any children in the future, and your doctor rules out more serious causes of heavy bleeding, you may be a good candidate for the NovaSure® procedure.

Can I still become pregnant after the NovaSure® endometrial ablation procedure?

Because it treats the lining of the uterus, your chances of getting pregnant after the ablation procedure will be reduced. However, it is still possible to get pregnant if you’re sexually active. A pregnancy after an ablation is very dangerous for both the pregnant person and the fetus, since the uterine lining would not be able to properly support fetal development. It’s very important to talk to your doctor about what birth control you will use after the NovaSure® procedure.

What can I expect after the NovaSure® endometrial ablation procedure?

Immediately after the procedure, some people experience cramping, mild pain, nausea, and/or vomiting. Most people feel back to themselves and can resume normal activities within a day or so. Be sure to follow any instructions from your doctor, no matter how good you’re feeling. A watery and/or bloody discharge following the NovaSure® endometrial ablation procedure is normal. It could start anywhere from immediately after the procedure to a couple of weeks afterward. The discharge may last only briefly or for up to a few months. It could even come and go, increasing after certain activities. This is quite normal and can be expected with any endometrial ablation procedure.

When will I know what my periods will be like after the NovaSure® endometrial ablation procedure?

Everyone is different. Plan to give your body about 3 months to fully heal on the inside and resume its normal cycle. Then, you and your doctor should be able to tell what your cycle and your periods will be like.

Are people with heavy periods satisfied with the NovaSure® procedure?

Yes! In a clinical study, 12 months after the NovaSure® ablation procedure:

95% of patients were satisfied with the results

97% said they would recommend NovaSure® to a friend

Doctors prefer NovaSure® too: Nearly 7 out of every 10 endometrial ablation procedures performed are NovaSure®

Direct (Cash) Pay Patient Pricing:

$3600 Endometrial Ablation without Anesthesia

$3850 Endometrial Ablation with General Anesthesia

Insurance Patient Pricing:

For insurance + direct pay options, the patient can discuss with Dr. Beckenhauer over a scheduled phone consult or at the time of clinic consultation. There are many factors involved with individual insurance plans, etc and each scenario will need to be considered if utilizing insurance for this procedure. 

 

If you are interested in the NovaSure procedure:

Please contact our clinic to set up a consultation with Dr. Beckenhauer. Click here to call!

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