King’s Mill surgeon helps give women freedom

A surgeon from King’s Mill Hospital has received world recognition for performing the two millionth NoveSure procedure - a life-changing treatment that helps women control abnormally heavy periods and provides an alternative to invasive hysterectomies.

Srini Vindla, consultant gynaecologist and service director for medical gynaecology at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has performed nearly 400 procedures - 95 per cent of which have been carried out at the hospital since 2010.

The procedure clears the lining of the womb and Selston mum-of-three Lisa Fearn had the procedure earlier this year.

Mrs Fearn (46) said her heavy periods became unmanageable about a year ago and had to put her life on hold during that time of the month.

She said: “I probably should have sought help sooner but I wasn’t ready to have a hysterectomy. The doctors at King’s Mill were very helpful and told me about alternative treatments to a hysterectomy.

“The treatment took minutes and I was able to go home half an hour later.

“I feel better already and am really looking forward to my new found freedom.”

Mr Vindla urged women to seek help for abnormally heavy periods and not suffer in silence because the procedure effective and quick and ideal for women seeking to lighten or indefinitely block their periods.

He explained that the procedure was deemed safer than a hysterectomy and worked by applying radio frequency energy to the endometrium (lining of the womb/uterus) to gently remove the lining.

Abnormally heavy and prolonged menstrual bleeding is a common condition affecting one in five women in the UK, particularly in the 35 to 49 year age range.

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