Life Before Acessa

An Acessa Patient Shares Her Bold Journey to Discover a Better Treatment For Painful Fibroids My fibroids were detected at an annual gynecological check-up over 10 years ago. My OB/GYN noticed the fibroids manually. She sent me to get an ultrasound where they said there were a few fibroids, but not very large, so I didn’t do anything about them. For years, I noticed at every check-up my fibroids were getting larger. My sister was diagnosed with a large fibroid, the size of a grapefruit, when she was 50. She did a total hysterectomy, and I took care of her

Dr. Lee To Speak on Fibroid Treatments in Newport Beach

Dr. Bruce Lee will be speaking at an event discussing the latest breakthroughs on fibroid treatments on January 27 in Newport Beach. Location: The Fibroid Treatment Center 4501 Birch St. Newport Beach, CA 92660 To find out more information on the event, visit the official event page. Interested in attending the event? Register here

Comparison of Acessa™ and Uterine Artery Embolization

Comparison of Radiofrequency Ablation of Fibroids (Acessa™  Procedure) and Uterine Artery Embolization (UAE) Uterine Artery Embolization Procedure The procedure is performed by an interventional radiologist. If complications occur, the patient is cared for by a gynecologist. Under sedation, an incision is made over the femoral artery and a catheter is inserted. Under fluoroscopy (real time, X ray imaging) the catheter is maneuvered into the left and then the right uterine artery. Permanent synthetic beads (usually made of poly vinyl alcohol PVA) are then injected which enter the uterus and block blood flow, causing ischemia or lack of oxygen throughout the

Dr. Lee: Breast Cancer On The Rise

Dr. Bruce Lee, talks about the expected increase in breast cancer in the next 15 years. Listen in as he discusses these studies and who is actually at the most risk. KUSI News – San Diego, CA

Dr. Bruce Lee featured on The Doctor’s TV show

Dr. Bruce Lee and a patient who underwent Acessa for fibroids featured nationally on upcoming The Doctor’s TV show. The Doctors will include a live surgery of Dr. Lee performing the Acessa Procedure as well as an interview with Dr. Lee and other GYN‬ specialists who are very enthusiastic about this new option for women in removing Fibroids and sparing the uterus. The show will also include an interview with a patient who recently had the procedure.

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: http://www.healthywomen.org National Women’s Health Network: http://www.nwhn.org OBGYN.net The Universe of Women’s Health: http://www.obgyn.net National Uterine Fibroids Foundation: http://www.nuff.org Hysterectomy Educational Resources and