Treatments for the Endometrium
Minerva ES® Endometrial Ablation System
The most effective endometrial ablation treatment in the history of clinical trials conducted for
Endometrial ablation is a one-time treatment that is effective at reducing or eliminating bleeding
and clots due to AUB-E. The treatment involves a minimally invasive method of removing the
uterine lining. This is the layer that sheds during your period.
Designed by the same team that developed NovaSure in the 1990s, Minerva ES
was judged to
be statistically significantly more effective1, in 2015, when
the FDA compared Minerva ES to a group of product treatments that included NovaSure® and 4 other
previously FDA approved products.
The soft silicone tip of Minerva ES changes the entire experience.
Soft, silicone tip
Metalized mesh tip
Minerva ES uses heated plasma energy that is fully contained within the silicon tip, rather than the
NovaSure electrified metalized mesh that is in direct contact with the uterus.
A soft, silicone membrane contains plasma that heats your uterine
Higher powered electricity sent through exposed metallized mesh comes in
direct contact with your uterine tissue.
NovaSure requires the removal of moisture from the uterine cavity due to the exposed, electrified
The soft silicone membrane on Minerva ES allows for the moisture to remain so it can flow throughout
the uterine cavity, reaching areas that do not come in contact with the membrane, for complete
The heat and remaining moisture remove the top layer of the endometrium, which is the lining of the uterine
cavity. This takes just 120 seconds.
At the end of two minutes, the device is closed and your
doctor gently removes it from the uterus. The silicone covering ensures removal without sticking.
Thank you, Engineering.
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PlasmaSense technology eliminates the need for uterine tissue to come in direct contact with
the Minerva ES device. The NovaSure device requires direct tissue contact, which is created
by using a vacuum to pull the uterine walls directly onto the device. This vacuum also
removes the moisture that builds up in the uterus during the ablation cycle in order to
ensure continued direct contact between the uterine wall and the device. With Minerva ES,
the moisture remains and helps ensure all uterine tissue is thermally ablated from either
the moisture itself or from being in contact with the silicone array.