NovaSure/ ThermaChoice Ablation


NovaSure Advantages

The NovaSure procedure is safe and comfortable in either the operating room or the office setting. Unique radiofrequency impedance-based technology delivers customized, proven patient results.

Proven Outcomes

Outstanding results from the market-leading global endometrial ablation system:

  • 97%      avoidance of hysterectomy at 5 years1
  • 9 out of      10 patients return to normal levels of bleeding or lower2
  • 93%      patient satisfaction in pivotal trial3
  • Superior      results in comparison studies with other global endometrial ablation      modalities4,5,

Advanced Technology

Impedance-based technology customizes patient results

The NovaSure System:

  • Offers a      consistent depth of ablation, regardless of endometrial thickness,      customized to uterine cavity size
  • Is the      only system with a proactive safety check prior to procedure to assess      cavity integrity
  • Requires      no pretreatment and is not cycle dependent

Steps of the NovaSure Procedure:

NovaSure: Heavy Period Treatment Step 1 The NovaSure electrode array expands to conform to the contours of each patient�s uterine cavity.
NovaSure: Heavy Period Treatment Step 2 A unique proactive safety test called the Cavity Integrity Assessment is performed. The NovaSure system uses a small amount of CO2 to verify cavity integrity prior to performing the procedure.
NovaSure: Heavy Period Treatment Step 3 The NovaSure endometrial ablation procedure delivers radiofrequency energy until tissue impedance reaches 50 ohms; on average, the procedure is completed in approximately 90 seconds.3
NovaSure: Heavy Period Treatment Step 4 The electrode array is retracted for easy removal, leaving the uterine lining desiccated down to the superficial myometrium.


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THERMACHOICE®  – For Heavy Periods

GYNECARE THERMACHOICE® Uterine Balloon Therapy System

If you’ve been reluctant to talk to your friends or your doctor about your heavy periods, you may not realize how common they are – or that you don’t have to accept the limits heavy periods can put on your lifestyle.
One effective treatment for heavy periods is a global endometrial ablation (GEA) procedure called GYNECARE THERMACHOICE® Uterine Balloon Therapy System. GYNECARE THERMACHOICE® is an effective, nonhormonal, permanent treatment for heavy periods. It involves a minimally invasive, 8-minute procedure that is preformed the hospital.
Studies have shown that:

  • 95% of women treated with GYNECARE THERMACHOICE® returned to normal levels of menstrual bleeding or lower
  • 89% of patients had a reduction of menstrual pain and cramping
  • 96% of patients reported satisfaction with GYNECARE THERMACHOICE®

A Solution: GYNECARE THERMACHOICE® Uterine Balloon Therapy System

GYNECARE THERMACHOICE® is a soft, flexible balloon that a doctor inserts in the uterus (womb) to treat the endometrium, the lining of the uterus. GYNECARE THERMACHOICE® is an effective, nonhormonal treatment for heavy periods. It involves a minimally invasive, 8-minute procedure that is performed in the hospital.

There are a number of options for managing heavy periods. Most doctors recommend birth control pills initially to manage heavy periods, but for many women, this option is either ineffective or undesirable. They can cause weight gain, moodiness and breast tenderness, and may not ultimately be effective in reducing heavy periods.

If birth control pills have not been effective in reducing your heavy periods, global endometrial ablation (GEA) treatments like GYNECARE THERMACHOICE® may offer an effective option.2


GYNECARE THERMACHOICE® uses a method called global endometrial ablation (GEA) to remove the endometrium, the lining of the uterus.

Here’s how it works:

  • A small soft, flexible balloon attached to a thin catheter (tube) is first passed through the vagina and cervix, and then placed gently into the uterus. No incision is required. The balloon is made of silicone material, eliminating the risk of allergy for latex-sensitive women.
  • The balloon is then filled with fluid so that it inflates to the unique contours of the uterus.
  • The fluid is gently heated and circulated in the uterus for 8 minutes while the lining of the uterus is treated.

When the treatment is completed, all the fluid is withdrawn from the balloon, and the catheter is removed. Nothing remains in the uterus. The treated uterine lining will shed, like during a period, over the next 7-10 days.

All information is from the actual Novasure and Thermachoice websites. No copyright infringement intended.