Balloon thermal endometrial ablation

NICE interventional procedure guidance [IPG6] Published date:

1 Guidance

1 Guidance

1.1 Current evidence on the safety and efficacy of balloon thermal endometrial ablation appears adequate to support the use of this procedure, provided that the normal arrangements for consent, audit and clinical governance are in place.

1.2 It is recommended that the Medical Devices Agency safety notices on endometrial ablation are followed (MDA [1998] SN 9812 Devices used for endometrial ablation achieved by thermal means, and MDA [1999] SN 1999(18) Devices used for endometrial ablation, available from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency's website). See point 2.5.4.

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