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NovaSure Ablation Specialist

Patrick L. Allen, MD, II, PLLC

Gynecologists located in Richland Hills, TX

If you are searching for a way to lighten or cease your menstrual periods, NovaSure ablation may be the solution you are looking for. Contact the Gynecology practice of Dr. Patrick Allen of Richland Hills, TX to learn more about NovaSure ablation.

NovaSure Ablation Q & A

What is NovaSure endometrial ablation?

One out of five women lives with extremely heavy periods that interfere with normal activities and affect their life satisfaction. NovaSure endometrial ablation is a fast and simple procedure designed to reduce or completely stop your menstrual periods. The procedure works by delivering a quick burst of radiofrequency energy in order to remove the endometrium, or uterine lining. This is the part that generally contributes to heavy periods.

What are the benefits of NovaSure endometrial ablation?

There are many advantages to the NovaSure ablation procedure. These include the fact that the procedure is relatively safe with no side effects associated with hormones and none of the risks of hysterectomy. The procedure is effective in dramatically reducing or stopping menstrual bleeding for as many as 77.7% of patients. NovaSure is also performed incredibly fast, with the entire one-time procedure taking about 5 minutes.

Women who have had this procedure comment on how many more activities they are able to enjoy due to the removal of a heavy bleeding problem. Many also report having more energy, better moods, and feeling more confident, too.

What should I expect during the NovaSure procedure?

NovaSure is a convenient solution to heavy periods that can be performed at any point during your menstrual cycle, even during your period. Beforehand, your doctor will test you for pregnancy. He will also administer an anti-inflammatory medicine a few hours prior to the procedure to minimize discomfort. Your doctor may also apply a local anesthetic to the cervix. The procedure is performed in your doctor’s office using specialized technology that uses radiofrequency energy.

Afterward, you will need someone to drive you home from the appointment. In addition, for the remainder of the day, you will need to avoid driving, operating heavy machinery, or making important decisions. You may return to your normal routine the next day.

Insurance Plans

We are a contracted provider for many health plans, and we have listed only a few here. Please contact our office at 817-590-8700 if you do not see your Insurance plan listed.

Great West Health Care
Principal Life
Principal PPO