You’ll be brought into the operating room for anesthesia
After you’re asleep, your physician will make a minimum of three small incisions for a camera, ultrasound, and Acessa handpiece
Your physician uses a special ultrasound directly on the uterus that allows them to find and ultimately treat more fibroids than other standard imaging methods
Next your physician deploys the tip of the Acessa handpiece into the fibroid and only the fibroid
Controlled heat will destroy fibroid tissue. The heat shrinks the tissue mass into a fibroid into a soft mass that is absorbed by the body over time. Your physician will repeat this process until every targeted fibroid is treated
After surgery, most patients get cleared to go home in two hours, and return to work in 4-5 days. Most women experience relief in the first 3 months, and continual improvement for 12 months
If you’re not planning to have children in the future, the Acessa procedure might be a good option for you. And since it’s not major surgery, you can get back to life faster.
As with any medical procedure, there are potential risks to consider and discuss with your doctor when making your treatment decision.
The Acessa ProVu system is intended to identify and shrink symptomatic uterine fibroids. The Acessa ProVu system is used by trained physicians during laparoscopic surgery under general anesthesia. Rare but serious risks of this procedure include, but are not limited to, infection, internal injury, blood loss and complications related to laparoscopic surgery and/or general anesthesia. This procedure is not recommended for women who are planning future pregnancy. This information is not medical advice. Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor to find out if the Acessa procedure may be right for you.
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