Endometrial Ablation

Endometrial ablation is a procedure to treat heavy mentstrul flow

Over 80% of women having these procedures are happy with their results which can range from complete cessation of menstrual flow to normalization of flow. Activities can return to normal the next day.

There are several techniques for this, all of which attempt to remove the lining of the uterus (endometrium) and not have it grow back. With little or no endometrium, there is little or no menstrual flow.

The Minerva System has two main parts. The first is the Minerva Handpiece that your doctor inserts through your vagina into your uterus. The second part is the Minerva Controller that produces heat energy to treat the lining of your uterus. This energy is created by heating up argon gas that circulates inside of the Minerva Handpiece.

Novasure uses direct cautery with electrical energy. A metal mesh device that fans out into the cavity touching all of the inner surface is inserted through the cervix into the uterus.

Both of these methods take only minutes to perform though there is additional time needed for set up and a little time after to recover.