In Your Office
Preparing Your Office
Do your due diligence
When establishing office-based NovaSure procedures, there are several agencies and resources that you should consult to help ensure that you adhere to the appropriate regulations and guidelines. These include:
- Local and State Regulatory Agencies
- Legal Counsel
- Contracted Insurance Companies
- Office Building Management
To ensure that your office is properly equipped to safely and effectively conduct office-based endometrial ablation, we have provided a list of equipment and supplies that may be necessary to perform a NovaSure procedure in the office. The following is a sample list of the key components you may need. It does not include prep tray or sterile pack components, additional optional tools and required safety equipment. Every physician should use his or her clinical expertise and judgment to decide which supplies are necessary for this procedure. State laws might also mandate particular equipment.
- NovaSure endometrial ablation radiofrequency controller and disposable device
- Hysteroscope (not necessary to perform the procedure)
- SureSound+ uterine cavity measuring device
- Hegar dilators in sizes up to 9 mm
- Dressing forceps
- Two single-tooth tenacula
- Drapes: 2.5 sheets, leggings or use four sterile towels
- 4″ x 4″ X-ray detectable sponge
- Sterile gown
- Sterile gloves
- Betadine Solution
- Equipment to perform a paracervical block
Now that I’ve had the NovaSure
procedure, I have a new life!
Janelle Shaw, NovaSure Patient
- 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.