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The Acessa Procedure

The new option in fibroid symptom relief

The fibroid procedure backed by science, studies, and real women. We’re changing the standard of care for uterine fibroids.

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UTERINE FIBROIDS

What are Uterine Fibroids?

Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that grow in or on the uterus. They are surprisingly common. Typically women find out they have fibroids during a physical exam or ultrasound ordered by their doctor.

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COMMON SYMPTOMS

What are Common Symptoms?

  • Periods that last longer than a week
  • Heavy periods causing bleeding through clothes
  • Pain and pressure in your pelvis, legs or lower back
  • Unexplained exhaustion (may be anemia)
  • Having to go to the bathroom a little too often

 

THE ACESSA PROCEDURE

What is the Acessa Procedure?

The medical term for the Acessa procedure is Laparoscopic Radiofrequency Ablation (Lap-RFA). It was designed to treat fibroids, and only fibroids.

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TREATMENT PROCESS

What is the Treatment Process?

It works by delivering heat (radiofrequency) directly into a fibroid to destroy the proteins of the fibroid tissue. The consistency of the fibroid changes from being hard like a baseball to soft like a marshmallow. Treating the fibroid vs. removing the fibroid helps avoid damaging healthy tissue. Fibroids do not have to be removed to achieve relief.

Procedure Steps:

  1. Prep – You are prepped and brought into the operating room for anesthesia.
  2. Access – Your physician makes three small incisions.
  3. Visualize – Each fibroid is precisely located with the Acessa ultrasound probe and guidance mapping technology, allowing a full view of your uterus.
  4. Deploy – The tip of the Acessa handpiece is deployed into the fibroid, while preserving healthy uterine tissue.
  5. Treat – Controlled heat is deployed to each fibroid to destroy the tissue, and is repeated until every targeted fibroid is fully treated. Ta da!
  6. Recover – Most patients get cleared to go home the same day.

 

RESULTS & BENEFITS

What are the Results & Benefits?

  • Relief – After treatment the fibroid continues to shrink over time, other symptoms like heavy, long periods and looking pregnant when you’re not can take 3+ months to improve.
  • Scientifically Proven – Many patients see the most relief within 3 months, and continuing improvement out to 12 months and beyond. The Acessa procedure has been objectively measured with clinical data, proving efficacy, published in over 49 peer-reviewed publications and performed on over 4000 women.
  • Uterine sparing – only treats the fibroids
  • Minimally invasive – 3 small incisions
  • Quick recovery – return to work in 4-5 days

 

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Dr. Henry Garza

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Does Acessa make sense for me?

It depends on your fibroids and your body. Acessa is uterine sparing and can treat nearly all locations of fibroids, with a quicker recovery compared to other treatment options. For many, it’s a great option. The key is to know your options and, together with a physician, determine if the Acessa procedure is right for you.

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