Acessa is a minimally-invasive treatment for fibroids that allows a woman to shrink or completely eliminate her fibroids while keeping a healthy uterus. Acessa uses a technology called radiofrequency ablation that destroys each fibroid by applying energy through a small needle array. The destroyed tissue is then reabsorbed and none of the surrounding, normal tissue is affected.
Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids
Uterine fibroids is more common than most women realize; Almost 70% of Caucasian women and over 80% of African-American women have fibroids by age 50. Patients may experience more mild symptoms, such as a heavier than usual blood flow. Or the symptoms may be more dramatic, such as severe uterine bleeding and pelvic pain, cramping, constipation, nausea and a need to urinate without being able.
Benefits of Acessa:
- The procedure is laparoscopic which means little scarring and the ability to go home the same day.
- The chances of experiencing a recurrence of symptoms due to fibroids is extremely low after the procedure.
- Can treat all types and sizes of fibroids, and in all locations within the uterine wall.