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Endometrial Ablation (NovaSure®)

Women with heavy or long-lasting periods who do not wish to have children in the future may be candidates for the NovaSure® procedure. Your doctor can help you decide if NovaSure is right for you.


NovaSure® Endometrial Ablation is a one-time, 5-minute procedure that gently removes the lining of the uterus. The procedure is designed to leave your uterus intact by just removing the lining – the endometrium – which is the part that causes the bleeding. The NovaSure® procedure can reduce or stop bleeding altogether. It’s less invasive than hysterectomy, and avoids the potential side effects of hormones.

Why is Endometrial Ablation Performed?

In our 30s and 40s, as women approach menopause, we’re more likely to develop abnormal menstrual bleeding. Unfortunately, having heavy periods means a lot more than simply heavy bleeding; heavy periods can wreak havoc in our lives. According to studies, they can take a physical, social and emotional toll.

NovaSure® endometrial ablation is ideal for women who are finished having children and want a quick solution to ending their heavy periods. For 77.7% women, their heavy periods are dramatically reduced or stopped altogether. And when you choose NovaSure® endometrial ablation, you’re in great company. To date, two-plus million women have been treated with the NovaSure® procedure.

Quick. Simple. Safe.

Having a NovaSure endometrial ablation procedure is one of the easiest ways that can reduce or eliminate heavy bleeding to dramatically improve your quality of life—and free you to do all the activities you love.


The actual endometrial ablation procedure is performed in 5 minutes.


There’s no pre-treatment required. And you can have the procedure done at any time during your cycle, even if you’re bleeding. It can be performed right in your doctor’s office, and endometrial ablation recovery is also quick and simple – some women return to work the day after.


Approved by the FDA in 2001, the NovaSure® procedure has been used and trusted by physicians for more than 20 years.

Additional Resources

Learn more from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists