The Acessa™ procedure utilizes a technology called radiofrequency ablation, and treats each fibroid by applying energy through a small needle array. The surrounding normal uterine tissue is not damaged or otherwise affected. Over time, the treated fibroid tissue shrinks and may become completely reabsorbed by the body. Acessa™ is performed under general anesthesia, and only two very small (approximately 1/4”) abdominal incisions are needed during the procedure – there is no cutting, suturing or removal of the uterus itself. Do you want to learn more about Acessa™? Contact our office to learn more about how Acessa™ will change your life.
UTERUS MAPPED FOR FIBROIDS
The laparoscopic ultrasound probe is used to determine the location and size of all fibroids present. Intra-abdominal ultrasound allows excellent visualization of fibroids as small as 2 mm in diameter.
HANDPIECE INTRODUCED INTO FIBROID
The Handpiece tip is advanced into the fibroid with ultrasound guidance.
DEPLOYMENT OF HANDPIECE ELECTRODES
The electrode array is deployed. Laparoscopic and ultrasound evaluation confirm that the electrodes remain within the fibroid.
ABLATION AND WITHDRAWAL
The appropriate duration of ablation is determined, the treatment is applied, and any bleeding is controlled as the Handpiece is withdrawn.