What are 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.
The Acessa Procedure
The Acessa Procedure is a new minimally-invasive, same-day (outpatient) therapy for fibroids. It uses a technology called radiofrequency ablation. Each fibroid is destoyed by applying energy through a small needle array. The surrounding normal uterine tissue is not affected. The destoyed tissue may then be completely reabsorbed.
Advantages of the Acessa Procedure
Eliminates the need for hysterectomy with its attendant potential complications
Removes fibroids while preserving a healthy uterus
Uses a minimally invasive procedure that reduces scarring and overnight hospital stays
Decreases the risk of symptom recurrence
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