Fibroid Radiofrequency Ablation
Women with symptomatic uterine fibroids endure heavy menstrual bleeding, painful menstruation, abdominal distension, pelvic pain, and urinary frequency. Symptoms often worsen over time, leading to deterioration in quality of life and loss of normal function. For many, major surgery (hysterectomy) becomes the only option offered by physicians.
Now there is another option. The FDA-cleared Acessa™ procedure invented by Dr. Bruce Lee provides a safe and effective minimally invasive solution that allows rapid recovery, low rate of recurrence, minimal postoperative pain, and in all but the most extreme cases, eliminates the need for hysterectomy.
Patients have been unhappy with their options
While over 7 million U.S. women suffer from symptomatic fibroids, only ~ 300,000 choose to undergo a therapeutic procedure. That means that patients would rather suffer with fibroid symptoms rather than undergo one of the procedures offered.
Acessa is a minimally invasive solution that prevents removal of the uterus and yet is very effective at treating all the symptoms produced by fibroids. A surgeon skilled in Acessa can treat any type of fibroid in any location. Multiple fibroids can be treated in one setting.
Only two small incisions 1.0 and 0.5 cm are needed with one hidden in the umbilicus. Recovery is rapid, often only several days. Most patients require only minimal pain medications if any at all (anti-inflammatories) and most return to work within 4 days. The recurrence rate in patients treated by physicians new to Acessa was cumulatively only 11% at 3 years after the procedure.
Physicians have been frustrated with their current treatment options
Most physicians tell their patients to endure their fibroid symptoms whenever possible to avoid the risk, pain, and recovery time of major surgery.
Fibroids then continue to grow (usually) and symptoms worsen to the point where waiting is no longer possible. Hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) is then usually offered.
With Acessa now an option, women with fibroids no longer have to suffer. Doctors have a new outpatient, low risk, highly effective procedure to offer their patients . . . one that allows them to “get their life back”.