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

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”

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

When and How Fibroids Should Be Treated

  WHEN SHOULD FIBROIDS BE TREATED? Physicians differ in their opinions and in the ways that they treat patients with uterine fibroids. Most recommend treatment only when fibroids cause symptoms such as excessive menstrual bleeding, pain, abdominal distension, or urinary frequency. And what is the most frequently recommended treatment? Hysterectomy. For many women, hysterectomy for benign tumors/fibroids is not acceptable. As a result, almost daily I see women with fibroids who have, in my opinion, suffered far too much for much too long. Of the over 12 million U.S. women who experience symptoms from uterine fibroids, approximately 159,000 undergo hysterectomy

Pregnancy After Acessa

In July of 2015, I performed the Acessa procedure upon a patient of Dr. Patrick Diesfeld at the Ventura Surgery Center in Ventura, CA. She had a history of infertility for years and uterine fibroids that were causing pelvic pain and heavy menstrual bleeding. She and her husband had desired a child and had attempted to conceive for years but had been unsuccessful. They had almost given up any hope of having a child, since she was now over 40 years of age. Dr. Diesfeld advised them to treat the fibroids with the Acessa procedure. At surgery we treated multiple

Saying Acessa Was The Right Choice Is An Understatement

I can’t recommend radiofrequency ablation, the Acessa Procedure enough. I turned to Dr. Bruce Lee, a patient, kind, personable, and very experienced doctor in treating my eight fibroids through the radiofrequency ablation (Acessa) procedure. My symptoms included a large bloated abdomen, severe blood loss (menorrhagia), frequent urination (every half hour), dyspareunia (sexual pain), recurrent constipation/diarrhea (fibroid on top of my bowel), lower back pain, and an excessively large uterus. After just two hours and two incision sites and one or more puncture sites for the Assessa needle, I walked out of the outpatient facility and through the lobby to our