Who Is a Candidate for NovaSure?

NovaSure is a specially designed procedure that quickly and effectively treats symptoms of endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and generally heavy menstrual periods (menorrhagia). Many women with these conditions suffer from excessive, painful bleeding during their cycle that can make everyday activities impossible to complete. Those looking to treat these symptoms once and for all can often find relief with NovaSure.

When Women’s Health Partners May Recommend NovaSure

Most patients who have spoken with Women’s Health Partners about their heavy bleeding will first try to control their symptoms using minor lifestyle changes and prescribed medications. If these methods are not able to offer satisfactory relief, then it may be time to consider other options such as NovaSure.

NovaSure endometrial ablation is ideal for women who possess several of the following characteristics:

  • Suffer from a benign uterine condition
  • Are premenopausal
  • Do not have a serious disease or disorder of the uterus and/or endometrium
  • Have not had success with prior treatments
  • Wish to avoid a hysterectomy
  • Are not interested in having any more children

Pregnancy Is Still Possible, but Is Not Advised

Because the NovaSure procedure involves removing some of a woman’s endometrial lining within the uterus, future pregnancies can be difficult for both mother and child. Women may still become pregnant after being treated with NovaSure, but their risks for complications during pregnancy are much higher due to significant thinning of the endometrium.

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Expectations for The NovaSure Procedure

The entire procedure only lasts for about 5 minutes, and most patients report feeling little to no discomfort during or immediately after their treatment. It is typical for a few changes in the patient’s vaginal discharge to occur in the first month or two after NovaSure endometrial ablation. These changes include experiencing a more watery discharge, or light spotting. Cramping, frequent urination, and nausea are also common within the first 24-48 hours.

Results from NovaSure will take up to three months to fully materialize, as the body will require some time to heal from the endometrial ablation. Once the healing process is over and the environment of the uterus has stabilized, women should notice a significantly lighter and shorter period. Satisfaction rates from the NovaSure procedure are extremely high, with 98% of patients reporting that their bleeding had been reduced in the 12 months following their treatment!

If you believe that you may be a candidate for the NovaSure procedure, and would like to speak with a specialist about how to end your painful menstrual symptoms, please contact Women’s Health Partners today to schedule an appointment!

As always, if you have any further questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call our Boca Raton, FL office at (561) 368-3775 or our Boynton Beach, FL office at (561) 734-5710.

Non-Essential Appointments Cancelled

Due to COVID-19, we will be reaching out to you to reschedule any non-essential appointments (re: physicals, annuals, and other well visits) until further notice.

COVID-19 is causing things to change rapidly and our operations can vary because of this. We ask for your understanding and that you check our website for the latest on operational hours and services available.

You can also call ahead if you have questions.

We are proud of our staff who are working during this time, and pledge to you our highest service possible during this pandemic.

Patient/Visitor Guideline Update

In an effort to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission and provide a safer environment and promote social distancing which is recommended by the CDC, we are asking that patients limit the number of people accompanying them to an appointment. No visitors (including children) will be allowed to accompany each patient unless a specific patient needs extra support. We encouraged visitors to remain closely connected to their loved ones through virtual means, including Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp, and/or phone.

Additionally, we are respectfully asking that children not accompany any adult patients, unless there is a medical necessity. We know this may cause scheduling challenges, particularly for families with younger siblings, but we can all play a role in reducing the spread of this virus. Thank you for understanding our need to do so and for helping us keep you and our greater community healthy.

We are also asking any patients with a cough, shortness of breath or fever not to come to our facility and call ahead of time. You will be directed to another facility for evaluation.

All patients are to wash their hands before and after their visit. Hand washing, social distancing, and self-isolation are still the best ways to prevent this virus from spreading more widely.

We are committed to providing the best care to you and will continue to give you the best guidance we can.

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