What is Minerva?

Minerva is a one time, hormone free treatment that removes the lining of your uterus to decrease menstrual symptoms

How does Minerva work?

After receiving local anesthesia to numb the cervix, your doctor dilates the cervix and inserts a thin, soft wand through the vaginal opening and into your uterus. The tip of the wand generates light and heat similar to a light bulb. In just 120 seconds the heat treats the lining of your uterus.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I still become pregnant after the Minerva procedure?

Yes, it is possible to become pregnant after the Minerva treatment, but it is not safe to do so. Please speak with your Minerva gynecologist to discuss contraception options.

How will I feel after the Minerva procedure?

As with all endometrial ablations, serious injury or death can occur. The following adverse events could occur or have been reported in association with the use of other endometrial ablation systems and may occur when the Minerva system is used.

What are the risks associated with endometrial ablation?

As with all endometrial ablations, serious injury or death can occur. The following adverse events could occur or have been reported in association with the use of other endometrial ablation systems and may occur when the Minerva system is used.

  • Post-ablation tubal sterilization syndrome
  • Thermal injury to adjacent tissue, including bowel, bladder, cervix, vagina, vulva and/or perineum
  • Perforation of the uterine wall
  • Hemorrhage
  • Difficulty with defecation or micturition
  • Uterine necrosis
  • Air or gas embolism
  • Infection or sepsis
  • Complications leading to serious injury or death
Does the Minerva treatment require anesthesia?

Due to the gentle nature of the Minerva treatment, general anesthesia is not required. Your Minerva gynecologist will discuss the available options to reduce any discomfort you may experience during the 3-4 minute treatment.

There are many benefits to the Minerva treatment, and the one most often cited by women is the fact that the Minerva treatment may be performed in the physician’s office with minimal discomfort.

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