What is NovaSure Endometrial Ablation?

NovaSure endometrial ablation is a quick, safe, and simple procedure to lighten or stop your periods, without the side effects of hormones or the risks of hysterectomy. No pills. No hormonal side effects.

NovaSure endometrial ablation has been trusted by over 2 million1 women.


NovaSure endometrial ablation (EA) is a procedure that can reduce or stop menstrual bleeding. It works by removing the endometrium, or the lining of the uterus (the part that causes the bleeding), with a quick delivery of radiofrequency energy.

• The NovaSure procedure is safe.
• The NovaSure procedure is effective: For 90% of women, menstrual bleeding is dramatically reduced or stopped.
• The NovaSure procedure is quick: NovaSure endometrial ablation is a one-time, five-minute procedure that can be done in your doctor’s office. 

Steps of the procedure

Important Safety Information

NovaSure endometrial ablation is for premenopausal women with heavy periods due to benign causes who are finished childbearing. Pregnancy following the NovaSure procedure can be dangerous. The NovaSure procedure is not for those who have or suspect uterine cancer; have an active genital, urinary or pelvic infection; or an IUD. NovaSure endometrial ablation is not a sterilization procedure. Rare but serious risks include, but are not limited to, thermal injury, perforation and infection. Temporary side effects may include cramping, nausea, vomiting, discharge and spotting. If you, or someone you know, have possibly experienced a side effect when using our product, please contact your physician.


1. Hologic Inc., Data on file, 2014.