Endometrial Ablation (NovaSure®)
Dr. Savitha Krishnan talks about the endometerial ablation procedure.
Endometrial ablation is a procedure that destroys the lining of the uterus (the endometrium) in women with heavy and/or prolonged menstrual bleeding. The procedure significantly lightens and may eliminate menstrual periods and the associated pain premenstrual symptoms.
Excessive menstrual blood loss may be characterized by:
- Unusually heavy bleeding most months
- Enough blood loss to soak through a pad or tampon every hour on the heaviest days
- Anemia due to excessive blood loss.
Q: Who can benefit from endometrial ablation (NovaSure®)?
A: NovaSure® is appropriate for premenopausal women with unusually heavy periods who are finished having children. The procedure can provide significant relief from the inconvenience, discomfort and pain of heavy and/or prolonged menstrual periods.
Q: Who should not have endometrial ablation (NovaSure®)?
A: The procedure is not appropriate for women who have uterine cancer, infections, an IUD or metal uterine implant. Because the procedure destroys the uterine lining, women who wish to have children should not have endometrial ablation.
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Depending on the location, this procedure is done either in the office or at a local surgery center:
Craig Johnson, M.D.
Savitha Krishnan, M.D.
This procedure can be performed in the clinic office at the Fremont Center.
Los Altos Center
Sastry Sukhdeo, M.D.
Redwood Shores Women's Health Center
Gerard Hoff, M.D.
John Hoff, M.D.
Marian Kim, M.D.
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