BEDFORD, Mass., Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the Company) (Nasdaq: HOLX), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, today announced that its suite of gynecologic surgical products will be on display at the 41st AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology, November 5-9, 2012, in Las Vegas, NV. The American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) is the leading association promoting minimally invasive gynecologic surgery among surgeons worldwide.
This year, Hologic will debut the MyoSure XL fibroid removal device an addition to the MyoSure product line. Both the MyoSure tissue removal system and MyoSure XL fibroid removal device provide incisionless treatment options for relieving abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) symptoms and infertility caused by endometrial polyps and submucosal fibroids. With the MyoSure XL device a physician is able to hysteroscopically remove a 5cm fibroid in less than 15 minutes.
"We are pleased to share real-world and practical insights that deepen the understanding of the safety and efficacy of our MyoSure product family as well as our NovaSure endometrial ablation system at AAGL this year," said Shacey Petrovic, Vice President and General Manager of Hologic's GYN Surgical Products Division. "These products provide options to effectively treat polyps, fibroids and abnormal uterine bleeding without requiring major surgery and underscore our unwavering commitment to advancing women's health."
Abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) is bleeding that is not part of a woman's normal menstrual cycle. Today, an estimated 20 percent of all women experience AUB. The majority of women are not aware that AUB is a real medical condition that can range from extremely h