Minerva ES as a treatment option for heavy periods. 

 Dr. Denise Schumacher, MD has a passion for educating women about their health concerns and bringing awareness to minimally invasive treatments available for their heavy periods. Dr. Schumacher explains the endometrial ablation treatment to our listeners and why she chooses Minerva ES. 

Dr. Schumacher is a board-certified OB-GYN with over 25 years’ experience in women’s healthcare. She currently works with ima Healthcare in Fargo, ND providing gynecologic care to women of all ages, many of whom are not sure if their heavy period is a problem or that’s just how they always are. 

She prides herself on providing women with a comfortable environment during this in-office treatment. Setting expectations prior to the treatment is key along with providing a comfortable chair and allowing patients to make a personal music selection to feel relaxed during the treatment.

Dr. Schumacher reviews the goals of an endometrial ablation treatment and who is a good candidate as well as the tests she will perform to get to the root cause of your Abnormal Uterine Bleeding. 

Perhaps the most impressive part of the discussion is when host Katie Carranza, RN and Dr. Schumacher dig into the clinical data for Minerva ES and why she has selected this product to treat the patients in her community. 

Not just another period podcast–we know women are busy, so we get right to it. 

It’s time to talk, period. 


In this podcast:

●        Defining endometrial ablation

●        Goals of endometrial ablation

●        Who is a candidate for endometrial ablation

●        The data on outcomes for Minerva ES Endometrial Ablation

●        Patient comfort considerations before, during and after treatment


What women should know:

 Dr. Schumacher encourages you to come prepared to your appointment. Sometimes we can get distracted or start talking about weekend plans, but it is important to get your questions answered. Bring a list! 

1.Take the period quiz. Take our heavy period quiz and bring the results to your appointment.

2.Ask questions Dr. Schumacher assures that if you have even the smallest little thought that your period is not normal, talk to you doctor. Describe what is happening to you and see if it does fall outside of normal because there are a lot of things that can be done, and you don’t have to suffer.

3.Empower other Women! You are the best advocate for the women in your life. Encourage the women you know who experience problematic periods to get talking, get into their GYN for a checkup, and get answers! Share the information you’ve learned and share this podcast.


Minerva Surgical is thankful to host a podcast where women of all backgrounds can come together and talk openly and honestly. We’ll bring new perspectives each month and hope you will be with us on our journey to empower women! 

The studies referenced in this video can be found at:

1. Laberge P, Garza-Leal J, Fortin C, Grainger D, Johns DA, Adkins RT, et al. A Randomized Controlled Multicenter US Food and Drug Administration Trial of the Safety and Efficacy of the Minerva Endometrial Ablation System: One-Year Follow-Up Results. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2017 Jan;1;24(1):124-132. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmig.2016.09.009. PMID: 27687851

2. Minerva Endometrial Ablation System. Operator Manual. L0120. Minerva Surgical Inc. Santa Clara, CA, USA.

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