How It Works

Technology designed to optimize results for each patient

From its bi-polar radiofrequency (RF) energy to a single scientific endpoint, every aspect of the NovaSure procedure has been designed to deliver exceptional results.

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS

Bipolar RF Energy

Four uniquely designed electrodes that form the array deliver the bi-polar RF energy, a proven ablation modality in many surgical specialties. The array shape is designed to deliver the proper depth of energy, while the ablation profile is designed to be tapered to the uterine cavity.

Cavity Integrity Assessment

Our patented technology allows you to perform a proactive cavity assessment, ensuring that the cavity can hold 50 mmHg to check for a perforation. The assessment is sensitive enough to detect a perforation as small as an 18-gauge needle.

Moisture Transport™ Fluid Removal System

With its moisture transport fluid removal system, the vacuum draws uterine cavities into contact with the array—including some that are imperfectly shaped. It also removes steam, moisture and other by-products during the ablation.

Customized Ablation

50 ohms of impedance determines when the ablation is complete. Average treatment time is just 90 seconds2—and ablation is never more than 2 minutes.

PERFORMING THE PROCEDURE
One-time, five-minute procedure

The NovaSure procedure is a safe, comfortable way to provide endometrial ablation in an average of 5 minutes. In addition, it can be performed at any time, regardless of your patient’s cycle and without any pretreatment required—right in the comfort of your office.

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STEP 1
The NovaSure electrode array expands to conform to the contours of each patient’s uterine cavity. So you can tailor the treatment to the specific patient.
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STEP 2
Cavity integrity assessment is performed using a small amount of CO2. Next, the Moisture Transport™ fluid removal system ensures tissue contact with the array. This system also removes steam, blood and other by-products during the ablation process.
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STEP 3
NovaSure endometrial ablation delivers bipolar RF energy until the scientific endpoint of 50 ohms of impedance or 2 minutes is reached. Ablation is typically complete in approximately 90 seconds.
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The electrode array is retracted to facilitate easy removal, leaving the uterine lining desiccated down to the superficial myometrium.

Now that I’ve had the NovaSure
procedure
, I have a new life!

Janelle Shaw, NovaSure Patient
References
  1. Hologic, Inc. Data on file; 2004-2018. Based on units shipped from 2004-2018.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

NovaSure® endometrial ablation is for premenopausal women with heavy periods due to benign causes who are finished childbearing. Pregnancy following the NovaSure procedure can be dangerous. The NovaSure procedure is not for those who have or suspect uterine cancer; have an active genital, urinary or pelvic infection; or an IUD. NovaSure endometrial ablation is not a sterilization procedure. Rare but serious risks include, but are not limited to, thermal injury, perforation and infection. Temporary side effects may include cramping, nausea, vomiting, discharge and spotting. Inform patients to contact you if they experience a possible side effect related to use of this product. For detailed benefit and risk information, please consult the IFU.