Are your periods interrupting your daily life?

NovaSure ® ablation may be the answer for you.

Say No More with the NovaSure ® procedure, the quick, safe and simple one-time treatment with No Hormones and No Hysterectomy. NovaSure ® can treat excessive bleeding so that you can go on with your life.

About the NovaSure ® Procedure

The NovaSure ® procedure is a quick, safe, simple, one-time endometrial ablation treatment. This minimally invasive procedure controls heavy bleeding by using energy to remove the lining of the uterus. The average treatment time is about 90 seconds (1), and only needs to be performed once to lighten or stop your periods. No pretreatment drugs are required and NovaSure ® can be performed in the hospital or in your doctor’s office.
Without the side effects of hormones or the risks of hysterectomy, NovaSure ® has a quick recovery time so you can get back to your life sooner. Most women experience no pain after the procedure, and can return to work and regular activities the next day.

NovaSure ® reduces bleeding and much more

With more than 500,000 patients treated to date (2), NovaSure ® is proven safe and successful. A clinical trial has shown that more than 9 out of 10 women return to normal or lower than normal bleeding levels following treatments with NovaSure ® (3). For some women, their periods even stopped completely.
Many women also experienced a reduction in PMS and painful periods, as well as other benefits such as less anxiety, greater self-confidence, and a boost in energy. NovaSure ® clinical trial post treatment survey results reveal,

· 45% reduction in women reporting PMS
· 64% reduction in women reporting pain
· 68% reduction in women reporting anxiety
· 71% reduction in women reporting a lack of self-confidence
· Nearly 4 fold reduction in women reporting a lack of energy

NovaSure ® makes a difference!

Many women find that treatment with NovaSure ® frees them up to enjoy more of what life has to offer. According to the NovaSure ® clinical trial post treatment survey, 4 out of 5 women report spending more time at work and daily activities and missing fewer social and athletic events because of heavy bleeding.
A half a million women to date have chosen NovaSure ® to reduce or eliminate their heavy periods and improve their quality of life. Women are very pleased with the results of the NovaSure ® procedure; 97% say they would recommend NovaSure ® to other women 3

Reference: 1. NovaSure Instructions for Use. 2. Cytyc, Data on file. 3. Cooper J, Gimpleson R, Laberge P, Galen D, Garza-Leal J, Scott J, Leyland N, Martyn P, Liu J: A randomized, multicenter trial of safety and efficacy of the NovaSure® System in the treatment of menorrhagia. J Am Assoc Gynecol Laparoscop 2002;9(4):418-28.

Visit NovaSure’s website for more information: http://www.novasure.com/

At Women’s Health of Mansfield we offer the NovaSure ® procedure at our office and outpatient surgery center. Call our office today to scheduled an appointment to discuss if the NovaSure ® ablation is right for you.


“I was an absolute mess during my first visit with Dr. Westerholm. I was 37 years old and had a 14+ year history of extreme periods. I had incredibly painful cramps 2 ½ weeks each month. My periods lasted between 7-8 days with 5-6 days of heavy, heavy bleeding. My mood swings were so bad that I felt like I was coming out of my skin. A previous doctor had removed my left ovary a year before and it had helped with the pain, but not with my other symptoms. I also had a tubal fulguration 2 years before because my husband and I had decided not to have anymore children. My symptoms were so bad that I was finally at the point where I was ready to have a hysterectomy. The only thing that kept me from doing it before was the prospect of having to take hormone replacement therapy. Then, during my visit with Dr. Westerholm, she suggested the NovaSure procedure instead of a hysterectomy. I had never heard of it, but was willing to try anything! It has now been a year since my procedure and I haven’t had a period since! No more pain, no more bleeding and no more mood swings! The best part is that I don’t have to take any hormones. I have recommended this procedure to all of my friends who don’t plan on having children in the future. The recovery only took a day or so and was completely worth it! Dr. Westerholm gave me back my life!”