The Redwood City, CA.-based company makes the Minerva endometrial ablation system – a treatment designed to help women manage heavy menstrual bleeding.
Heaving bleeding, which occurs in women between the ages of 30 and 40, is a common diagnosis; the condition affects 1 in 3 women, according to Minerva Surgical.
The company’s technology works by delivering plasma energy to the tissue lining of a woman’s uterus. The doctor dilates the patient’s cervix and inserts a silicone array into the patient’s uterus. There, the silicone array opens and a cervical balloon is inflated to protect the cervix.
The doctor then uses the Minerva System to conduct a series of tests. After the tests are finished, the doctor delivers two minutes of customized plasma energy to treat the patient’s uterine lining, according to Minerva Surgical.
Finally, the cervical balloon is deflated and the silicone array is closed and removed from the patient’s uterus.
Minerva surgical touts that the entire treatment usually takes less than four minutes.