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 Vs. Alternative Fibroid Treatments

What has been your involvement in the development of the Acessa procedure? How many Acessa procedures have you performed? How long have you been performing Acessa? I first performed radiofrequency ablation of fibroids (Acessa procedure) in 1999 when I became the first surgeon to successfully treat a series of highly symptomatic fibroid patients with this technology. At that time I used existing instrumentation that was designed to treat liver cancer and modified the procedure and the surgical technique to allow fibroids to be effectively treated. Since then, I have established what is now the methodology for performing and teaching Acessa.

Watch Erin and Her Journey To Remove 13 Fibroids From Her Uterus

Dr. Bruce Lee will be featured in a revealing docuseries on the popular, Clevver Style’s YouTube channel. The docuseries consists of 5 episodes revealing the emotional and tumultuous journey of Clevver variety host, Erin Robinson. The victim of severe pain, abdominal distension, and urinary frequency, Erin discovers in a hospital emergency room that she has uterine tumors called fibroids. The series portrays Erin’s struggle to face that she is “broken” and her quest to find the best treatment option. She finally finds Dr. Bruce Lee and in the process, discovers the social, medical, and economic issues surrounding this “game changing”

Hysterectomy Alternative: Acessa

It has long been held that many hysterectomies are performed “unnecessarily” in that other alternatives that are less radical, costly, and risky, may have been appropriate. The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology has publicly stated that the number of hysterectomies for benign conditions is too high and should be reduced. Many patients desire a hysterectomy, do well, and are happy with their choice. Others may not be aware of alternatives and the pros and cons hysterectomy. Still others regret having had to have major surgery and have their uterus removed for a benign condition such as fibroids. Along those

New Fibroid Treatment – One Year after Acessa Procedure Treats 32 Fibroids

The Acessa Procedure is a new, FDA cleared, outpatient, minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure that treats uterine fibroids safely and effectively without a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus). See Dellita report her experience one year after Acessa, and why she is now publicly revealing her devastating symptoms and how uterine fibroid tumors controlled her life. Before treatment, Dellita looked 6-months pregnant, had severe anemia, and suffered depression. She underwent outpatient treatment of 32 fibroid tumors with Acessa one year ago. She recovered rapidly and resumed most normal activities in 4-5 days. Within a few months, Dellita had her life back. Six

Two Year Anniversary Since Acessa Procedure

Today marks the 2 years anniversary since my Acessa procedure. 730 days…17,520 hours…1,051,200 minutes without fibroids. On this day Dr. Bruce Lee started the process of giving me back my life. On this day at 11:56 a.m. I was wheeled into the operating room and Dr. Lee asked me if I was scared. I was honest and told him that I was a little scared. I’d never had any type of surgery before, so I was a little nervous about going under. He assured me that he and his crew were going to take good care if me, and asked

Dr. Lee and Acessa Recommendation

I suffered from multiple fibroids for over five years. They were causing pressure, very heavy bleeding, and affecting my bladder control. They were so big that my uterus was the size of a 14-16 week pregnancy. An MRI showed at least eleven fibroids. I knew I had to take action to remove them, so I made an appointment with my obgyn at the UCLA’s fibroid center to get a myomectomy. This surgery would have required a three day hospital stay, the use of pain killers and antibiotics to recover, 8-12 recovery period and no chance of having a normal shaped

Estrogen and Fibroids – You Will Be Surprised

There are many references online stating that a cause of fibroids is having “too much estrogen”. There are also statements that estrogen causes fibroid symptoms to worsen and makes fibroids grow. Therefore, it is good to give progestins (progesterone is a type of progestin) since they have anti-estrogen effects. This is not only false, but potentially harmful. If one grows fibroid cells in the lab, then exposes them to only progestin (ie, no estrogen), the fibroid cells grow. Progestins have repeatedly been shown to increase fibroid growth. Ironically, they can also decrease the heavy menstrual bleeding caused by fibroids by

Menstrual Periods and Fibroids

Uterine/Vaginal Bleeding A menstrual “period” is the result of normal hormonal changes that tell the ovaries to ovulate or produce an egg. Menstrual periods are normal to have and they normally occur every 21 to 35 days in premenopausal women. They are triggered by a fall in progesterone levels in the blood which causes the endometrium (uterine lining) to shed. This shedding produces uterine/vaginal bleeding that normally lasts no more than 7 days. However, there are other types of uterine bleeding that may be misinterpreted as a menstrual period. The most frequent reason for abnormal uterine/vaginal bleeding that is not

My Fibroid Story

First, let me say if I had first known about Dr. Lee and the Acessa procedure before, I would not have wasted a year trying for everything else. I strongly believe this treatment should be available to all women with fibroids as a safe alternative to more traditional treatments like myomectomies and UFEs. Dr. Lee and his staff are knowledgeable, friendly, and personable. As a scared woman not knowing if I could keep my uterus, I was made to feel supported and safe and taken care of. Here is my story… In August of 2015 I went to my local