One-Time Treatment Options

One-Time Treatment Options

Understanding your options: One-time treatment options for heavy periods

When considering a procedure like NovaSure® Endometrial Ablation, it is important for you to understand and consider all the other treatment options available to you. Most treatments are only temporary, while NovaSure and hysterectomy represent one-time treatment options. Please carefully review the options listed below and discuss these options with your doctor to help you determine if the NovaSure procedure is the right choice for you.

  NovaSure Endometrial Ablation Hysterectomy
(Removal of the Uterus)
Description Simple, safe procedure that removes uterine lining while preserving the uterus to reduce or eliminate bleeding Permanent, surgical option for women not responsive to other treatments
Advantages • For 90% of women, menstrual bleeding is dramatically reduced or stopped

• One-time, five-minute procedure

• Can be done in your doctor’s office, usually for the cost of a copay

• Rapid recovery
• Eliminates problem bleeding

• One-time procedure
Disadvantages • Only appropriate for women who have completed childbearing

• Requires anesthesia: local or general

• Non-reversible - lose fertility

• Risk of complications associated with minimally invasive
• Cost

• Involves major invasive surgery

• Risk of complications associated with major surgery

• Requires general or regional anesthesia

• 2 to 8-week recovery time

• May result in early onset of menopause/ possible need for future hormone treatment*

• Non-reversible – lose fertility


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*Siddle N, et al. The effect of hysterectomy on the age at ovarian failure: identification of a subgroup of women with premature loss of ovarian function and literature review. Fertil Steril. 1987; 47:94-100.

The information above was obtained from the Hologic NovaSure website.

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