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In Office Procedures at our Chicago & Hinsdale Locations

Endometrial Ablation

NovaSure®

NovaSure ® is a safe procedure using radio frequency energy (radio waves) to permanently remove the uterine lining (endometrium). The procedure is performed by your physician gently inserting a thin wand, with a mesh array, into the uterus. Once the mesh has conformed to the uterine wall, a radio frequency is generated for about 90 seconds and the wand with the array is then removed. Similar to the results from Thermochoice®, the uterine lining will be shed over the next week to 10 days. Results have included a significant reduction in menstrual bleeding, stopped periods, reduced PMS symptoms and reduced pain and cramping.

Note: Pregnancy after any form of endometrial ablation is a rare but possible event and the risk of complications is increased.

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Hysteroscopy

Hysteroscopy is an office or hospital based procedure that is used to look inside the uterus. It utilizes a hysterscope, a slender telescope-like device, which is inserted into the uterus. The procedure is commonly used to:

  • diagnose or treat uterine problems associated with abnormal bleeding
  • to help with the diagnosis of frequent miscarriages
  • to locate an intrauterine device
  • remove adhesions caused by infection or past surgeries
  • perform sterilization procedures

Women who are pregnant should not have the procedure.