Reading Ob/Gyn offers NovaSure,
the one-time treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding.
If you’re one of the millions of women who suffer with heavy, painful periods, Dr. Cammarano may be able to solve the problem for good, without hormone treatment, hysterectomy or other surgery. He performs NovaSure endometrial ablation for heavy bleeding in the comfort of our office. This is a fast procedure that requires no incisions and just a day or two of recovery time.
Endometrial Ablation FAQ
What is endometrial ablation?
Endometrial ablation is a procedure that removes the lining of the uterus (the endometrium), which is shed every month during your period. Removing the endometrial lining decreases menstrual blood flow, and for many women, stops it completely.
Why does Reading Ob/Gyn use the NovaSure procedure?
There are a few different methods for endometrial ablation. Some use electrical or laser energy to heat the lining of the uterus. Risks with these methods include, among others, perforation of the uterus, bleeding and infection. These methods also require pre-treatment, with medications that thin the lining of the uterus.
NovaSure Endometrial Ablation uses a precisely controlled dose of electromagnetic energy to gently destroy the uterine lining. It requires no endometrial pre-treatment and can be performed at any point in your menstrual cycle.
Am I a good candidate for endometrial ablation?
If you have heavy menstrual bleeding, normal Pap tests, and are sure you do not want to become pregnant in the future, you may be a good candidate for NovaSure. The first step is talking with Dr. Cammarano about your symptoms. If he thinks NovaSure may be a good option for you, he will explain all the risks and benefits answer your questions and perform tests to rule out any other uterine problems.
Does the NovaSure procedure hurt?
You may experience some cramping, but some women report that they feel no discomfort at all. NovaSure does not require general anesthesia – a local anesthetic is injected in and around the cervix prior to the treatment being performed. Dr. Cammarano will talk with you about your concerns and let you know what to expect.
How will I feel afterwards?
Any discomfort after the procedure can usually be controlled with an over-the-counter medication like ibuprofen. Most women are able to return to work and their normal activities within a day or two. For a few weeks after endometrial ablation, you will probably experience watery and/or bloody discharge.
NovaSure has been used in over half a million women in the United States. It is a fast, reliable procedure, proven to be safe and successful for the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding. Find out if it’s right for you, by scheduling an appointment at Reading Ob/Gyn, today: 610.779.6550.