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Next-generation NovaSure® device for endometrial ablation: assessing ease-of-use among physicians

Authors Pollock, Jamieson

Received 26 January 2012

Accepted for publication 14 February 2012

Published 14 March 2012 Volume 2012:4 Pages 109—113


Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 2

Whitney Pollock1, William Jamieson2

1The Gynecology Center, Pottsville, PA, USA; 2University of Cincinnati, Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, USA

Objective: To compare physician assessment of the next-generation NovaSure® device to the original NovaSure device.
Design: Prospective open-label, unblinded survey utilizing Likert scales.
Setting: Community-based obstetrician and gynecology practices.
Patients: There were 270 evaluations completed by 168 physicians for women undergoing endometrial ablation with the next-generation NovaSure device compared to the previous model.
Interventions: Physician survey across multiple community-based obstetrician and gynecology practices.
Measurements and main results: In general, 53.7% of women had a normal uterus, with an average cavity length of 5.3 cm ± 0.9 cm, and 44.7% of women had a normal cervix. Overall, 98.7% of physicians agreed or strongly agreed that they were satisfied with the performance of the next-generation NovaSure device compared with the previous device. Additionally, 89% of physicians rated the next-generation NovaSure device as superior to the previous device. The best rated features were the SureFit™ Cervical Seal, Smooth Access™ Tips, and the thumb-pusher. No adverse events were reported in this study.
Conclusion: Community-based physicians rated the next-generation NovaSure device as superior to the previous model in a general population of women.

Keywords: NovaSure, menorrhagia, endometrial ablation, hysterectomy

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