The Acessa® procedure is also known as Laparoscopic Radiofrequency Ablation (LAP-RFA) and essentially delivers heat directly into a fibroid to destroy its tissue and in turn relieve your symptoms. It is a minimally invasive treatment for symptomatic fibroids that is an alternative to other procedures, such as hysterectomy and laparoscopic myomectomy. The procedure requires only two surgical operating ports, one in your belly button and one below your bikini line. Post procedure you will wake up in the recovery room and most patients are cleared to go home the same day. Women typically feel ready to return to work after 4-5 days. In terms of when you will see symptom relief – it depends on how big the fibroid is and what symptoms you’re experiencing.
Fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that grow from the muscle tissue of the uterus.
Fibroid symptoms are often caused by the consistency, size, and location of the fibroid.
Not all women with fibroids will experience symptoms, but many women will experience a variety of symptoms. Women experience a variety of symptoms from fibroids that can become extremely debilitating and affect their everyday lives. Symptoms such as heavy and painful periods, periods lasting longer than 7+ days, stomach, lower-back, and pelvis pain, stomach protrusion which causes women to look pregnant when they aren’t, anemia, infertility, painful sex, urinary frequency, and G.I. issues like gas and constipation.
Women are typically between the ages of 30-50 when they develop fibroids. Though this is the most common age, women can develop fibroids at any stage of their life.
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