An estimated 1 in 5 women suffer from heavy menstrual bleeding at some point in their lives. A heavy or irregular period can take an immense physical, social, and emotional toll, and is at the very least, a hassle. Fortunately, a cutting-edge procedure known as NovaSure® Endometrial Ablation now offers some women the ability to permanently lighten or stop heavy periods altogether.
The safe, minimally invasive NovaSure procedure is performed by the expert gynecologists at La Peer Health Systems and avoids the negative side effects associated with hormone treatment or more invasive surgical techniques.
The La Peer Health Systems Department of Gynecology boasts an expert team of Los Angeles gynecologists, led by renowned obstetrician and gynecologist Peyman Banooni, MD. Patients at La Peer Health Systems benefit from our physicians’ expertise in the most advanced procedures in the field of Gynecology, as well as their dedication to high-quality patient-centered healthcare.
To learn more about the NovaSure procedure to schedule your initial consultation with one of our gynecologists, you may contact us at 855.360.9119.
Is NovaSure Right For Me?
NovaSure Endometrial Ablation is a permanent solution to heavy or irregular menstrual bleeding. After undergoing the NovaSure procedure, the uterine lining is no longer suitable for pregnancy. Therefore, this procedure is reserved for women who are certain that they are finished having children.
For women who don’t want children right now, but may change their mind in the future, there are alternative procedures to temporarily treat symptoms associated with heavy or irregular periods. Our gynecologists closely evaluate each patient and may recommend the following alternatives to women who are not good candidates for NovaSure:
- Hormone Therapy
- Hormone Releasing IUD
- D&C (Dilation and Curettage)
What Does NovaSure Endometrial Ablation Involve?
NovaSure endometrial ablation is a minimally invasive technique used to gently remove the uterine lining while preserving the uterus to reduce or eliminate menstrual bleeding. During the procedure, our gynecologists utilize a flexible, high-tech device to deliver radiofrequency energy to the uterine lining. The device is equipped with an electrode array that conforms to the shape of the uterus to ensure complete ablation of the uterine lining.
After the lining has been thinned to a specified level, the ablation device is removed and the uterus is allowed to heal naturally. The procedure takes less than 15 minutes and can be performed under local anesthesia in-office or at the La Peer Health Systems outpatient center in Beverly Hills.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How effective is the NovaSure procedure?
A: According to recent clinical studies, menstrual bleeding is dramatically reduced or stopped in 90% of patients who undergo NovaSure endometrial ablation. Moreover, 95% of women were satisfied with their results at 12 month follow-up and 97% would recommend NovaSure to a friend.
Q: What can I expect after the NovaSure procedure?
A: Following NovaSure endometrial ablation, some patients may experience minor cramping or nausea. Most women feel back to normal within 1-2 days. It may take up to 3 months for the uterine lining to fully heal and resume a normal period cycle.
Q: Can I still become pregnant after the NovaSure procedure?
A: Pregnancy after NovaSure endometrial ablation is possible for women who remain sexually active without proper birth control. It is very important to discuss your plans for birth control after the NovaSure procedure with your physician.
Contact a Los Angeles Gynecologist
Led by renowned gynecologist & obstetrician, Peyman Banooni, MD, the La Peer Health Systems Department of Gynecology boasts the most advanced procedures available for the treatment of a variety of female genitourinary conditions. Housed in a start-of-the art outpatient center in Beverly Hills, our physicians are dedicated to providing high-quality, patient-centered healthcare.
To learn more about the NovaSure procedure, you may contact us by calling 855.360.9119 or by filling out our online contact form to schedule your initial consultation. You can also learn more by visiting the website for La Peer’s Surgical Gynecology Center of Excellence.
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