The Minerva Endometrial Ablation System
Ask your Doctor About a New Treatment for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
Learn more about the Minerva Treatment for heavy periods
Heavy periods are not something you have to live with! Today, there are a number of effective treatment options available to help lighten or stop your heavy period. Minerva Endometrial Ablation is for women who do not wish to have children in the future.
Is your period holding you back?
The Newest FDA Approved Endometrial Ablation System
Minerva Surgical, Inc. has developed a fast, one-time Endometrial Ablation Treatment for women with heavy menstrual bleeding, who are done having children. The Minerva Endometrial Ablation System is an effective treatment option for women who want a treatment that will allow them to take control of their lives and return to normal activities in a day or two. 92% of women who received the Minerva Treatment experienced a reduction in bleeding to normal levels or less at one year after treatment. 66% of women who received the Minerva Treatment had zero menstrual bleeding, not even one drop one year after treatment. In this study, of those women who answered the survey, the overall patient satisfaction with the procedure was 98%. Nearly 99% of the patients would recommend the Minerva Treatment to a friend or relative.
Here’s what you can expect
Before treatment, you will be taken to the treatment room. The nurse will take your blood pressure, temperature, and other important information. Nurses will likely tape a number of wires on your chest to keep track of how well your heart is working.
You will also be given some medication to help you with any pain and make you relax. An oxygen mask may also be placed on your face to help you breathe. Your doctor’s assistant will prepare you for the procedure by cleaning your vagina with a special solution that kills germs.
At the time of the procedure, the doctor will insert a speculum (a medical tool that opens your vagina) so that your doctor can see inside. The doctor may make your cervix numb so that you do not feel pain during the procedure. Based on this procedure, the doctor may determine that you are not a candidate for treatment with the Minerva System. In that case, the doctor will talk to you about other options to treat your heavy menstrual bleeding.
The doctor will turn on the Minerva Controller, and then gently dilate (open) your cervix to insert the soft tip of the Minerva device into your uterus. The Minerva Controller will then provide energy to heat the inside of your uterus for 2 minutes. At the end of the treatment, the doctor will remove the device from your uterus. The entire treatment, from the time the device is inserted until the device is removed, usually takes less than 4 minutes. No part of the Minerva device remains in the uterus after the treatment.
After treatment, you will be taken to a recovery area where you will be watched for about 1 hour to make sure you are okay. You may experience some mild to moderate low abdominal cramping and pain. The recovery room nurse may give you some medication for this. You will then be released to go home. It is important that someone is with you to take you home. You cannot drive immediately after the procedure because of the drugs you were given.
Most patients experience some mild low abdominal pain for a day or so, which usually is treated with over the counter (non-prescription) pain medication that your doctor will recommend. Patients also reported vaginal discharge following the procedure. During the first few days, the discharge is likely to be bloody in color, but it will gradually turn clear. The total time of vaginal discharge is expected to last for two to four weeks, so you will need to wear some sanitary protection (for example a panty liner) during this time.