Acessa before the stay at home orders

I underwent the Acessa procedure and a month recovery right before we went into stay at home orders. The silver lining is, owning a pilates and movement studio that is closed, I have been able to continue to get strong and focus on my own physical recovery more than I may have done before. I cannot imagine having to wait for my surgery and hope women keep their bodies moving right now in preparation for their surgeries. My experience having the Acessa procedure with Dr. Lee was one that was so supportive in treating 6 fibroids and my case of

I cannot begin to express my gratitude to Dr. Bruce Lee

I cannot begin to express my gratitude to Dr. Bruce Lee for developing Acessa. Four years ago I had a fibroid greater than 9cm in size and it was making my life miserable. I experienced prolonged and excessive bleeding every time I had my period, anemia (as a result of the out of control bleeding), constipation and diarrhea (due to the pressure the fibroid was putting on my intestinal tract), and a constant urge to pee (because my bladder was being squeezed & smashed). In short, I was one miserable person. My doctor told me I needed a hysterectomy, but

Thank you for your part in restoring my health

“I wanted to thank you for your part in restoring my health, I have my energy and time back! February 2017 was the end to horrible pain, excessive bleeding, and being dangerously anemic. I’m so thankful to stumble on your website and get relief from years of horrible pain! Thank you, thank you, thank you!”

The Latest Acessa ProVu Technology

Roxbury Surgery Center team completes one of 1st Acessa ProVu procedures Bruce Lee, MD, and his team at the Beverly Hills, California based Roxbury Surgery Center completed one of the first Acessa ProVu procedures for fibroids. Here are three insights: 1. Dr. Lee invented the Acessa procedure in 1999 after three patients asked him for an alternative treatment solution. 2. ProVu is the third generation of the technology, developed after nearly 3,000 procedures with the first generations. 3. The treatment uses radiofrequency ablation to provide an alternative to hysterectomy and myomectomy. To learn more about ProVu and Dr. Bruce Lee,

Acessa™ Procedure covered by Blue Cross/BlueShield In the Midwest

Today, Blue Cross/BlueShield of the Midwest (Texas, Illinois, Oklahoma, Montana, and New Mexico) issued a policy statement declaring coverage of the Acessa procedure. Logically, this indicates that the Blues in other regions will at some point follow suit, as will other major insurance carriers. This event is truly a landmark in the 15-year journey to bring this procedure to women in need. It is a huge step that will foster more steps. Of all the emotions and thoughts that I now experience, I feel, most of all, gratitude. I am grateful that this event makes the procedure available to millions

Dr. Lee Discussing Ebola Prevention

Dr. Lee on the Rick Amato show discussing the latest ebola outbreak – its origin, what is being done about it.

Treatment Facts & Questions

How safe is the Acessa™ Procedure? In three separate clinical studies, the complication rates associated with the Acessa System were consistently less than 4%. Your doctor can explain the potential complications of all available fibroid therapies. How do Acessa patients feel about the procedure? Over 90% of patients receiving the therapy were satisfied with the treatment and would recommend it to a friend. From baseline to 24 months, patients’ mean quality of life scores improved by over 100% and mean symptom severity scores improved by over 50%. How painful is the procedure? The procedure is performed under general anesthesia, so

About Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are growths within the uterus that can result in pain and discomfort. Fibroids are also called leiomyomas and are made are made up of muscle and connective tissue. They may range in size from being microscopic to being larger than a grapefruit. One important fact about fibroids is that they are almost always noncancerous, but still may need to be removed surgically in order to treat symptoms. The rate at which they grow is unpredictable, and a woman may have more than one fibroid at a time. Symptoms and Diagnosis of Uterine Fibroids A woman with uterine fibroids

Fibroid Resources

Click through to find resources and other reputable websites specifically developed for women who have been diagnosed with uterine fibroids or other diseases of the female reproductive system. We know that every woman is unique, and the information and perspectives provided on these websites are often times that of the patient. They may provide you additional insight into the challenges thousands of women face when selecting the treatment that is right for them. National Women’s Health Resource Center: National Women’s Health Network: The Universe of Women’s Health: National Uterine Fibroids Foundation: Hysterectomy Educational Resources and

Causes of Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are a common problem, affecting about 2/3 of all women over 30. Referred to as fibroid tumors or simply fibroids, they are growths of tissue that develop on or within the walls of the uterus. Uterine fibroids are typically benign, or non-cancerous, and range from tiny growths that are too small to be seen by the naked eye to large ones that can measure as much as eight inches in diameter. Although doctors know how fibroids occur, they do not know exactly why, since the direct cause of fibroid tumor development has yet to be conclusively determined. Fibroid