The Acessa System

A Minimally Invasive, Uterine-Sparing Fibroid Procedure.
The most comprehensive treatment option with the least invasive technique.


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94 %

were satisfied with the treatment

90 %

who received Acessa preserved their uterus


98 %

would recommend to a friend

How Long Have You Been Suffering?

Acessa is a minimally invasive, uterine-sparing solution for women with symptomatic fibroids. Unlike many treatment alternatives, FDA-cleared Acessa can treat almost all fibroid sizes and location, on an outpatient basis, with women returning to normal activity in days, not weeks.

fi·broid

a benign tumor of muscular and fibrous tissues, typically developing in the wall of the uterus.

Fibroids affect approximately 35 million women in the United States
About 7 million women in the U.S. are symptomatic enough to see a doctor
20% to 40% of women aged 35+ have uterine fibroids of significant size
African-American women are 3-5x more likely to have fibroids than white, Asian or Hispanic women.

Symptoms Include

  • Heavy menstrual bleeding

  • Menstrual periods lasting more than a week

  • Pelvic pressure or pain

  • Frequent urination

  • Difficulty emptying the bladder

  • Constipation

  • Backache or leg pains

  • Painful intercourse

Patients want to end their suffering:

Women with symptomatic uterine fibroids have very real fears associated with their condition and are waiting far too long to get treatment; over 3.6 years according to the Journal of Women’s Health. Most worry about major surgery and time away from life.

Physicians are limited with their current choices:

It is estimated that of the 600,000 hysterectomies per year in the US, about 250,000 are because of fibroids. Other FDA-cleared, minimally invasive options come with limited access to all fibroid locations, longer hospitalization, longer recovery and varying symptom relief over time.

How It Works

The Acessa procedure involves creating just two 1 cm incisions in the abdomen, inserting a needle into the fibroid, and using radiofrequency energy (or heat) to destroy it – while leaving the uterus intact. The fibroid is then reabsorbed into the surrounding tissue

4 Steps

1

Identify

Laparoscopic ultrasound is used to identify location and size of all fibroids present. Acessa identifies 1.5-2 times more than alternative treatments.

2

Target

The handpiece tip is inserted using laparoscopic and ultrasound guidance. A proprietary mapping system helps to accurately target the center of the fibroids.

3

Confirm

The electrode array is deployed. Laparoscopic and ultrasound guidance confirm that the electrodes remain within the fibroid.

4

Treat

The appropriate duration of ablation is determined, the treatment is applied, and any bleeding is controlled as the handpiece is withdrawn. The fibroid is absorbed by the body over time.

No cutting, suturing or morcellation of uterine tissue is required.

Acessa can treat nearly all sizes and locations of fibroids – including those outside the uterine cavity and within uterine walls.

Why would 98% of patients recommend Acessa?*

Minimally invasive, same day procedure

“Acessa is barely a surgery. Before I heard about it, I was scared to death of staying the night in the hospital for three days and having the 8- to 12-week recovery that came along with the other options offered to me.”

– Jennifer, Los Angeles

Back to normal activity in days not weeks versus other methods

“I immediately had zero back pain after surgery.”

– Erin, Los Angeles

Uterine-sparing

“I felt like (with other options) cutting into my uterus, bloody surgery, off work for 4-6 weeks – that was a big price tag. I chose Acessa instead”

– Erin, Los Angeles

Minimal post-procedure pain medication/antibiotics

“If surgery is your only option, Acessa is the most holistic of them all, given there is no post-procedure pain meds or antibiotics. I went home with two aspirin and attended a formal gala 3 nights after my surgery.”

– Jennifer, Los Angeles

Treats 95% of all identified fibroids

“I was shocked when doctors told me that they ‘may not’ be able to get all the fibroids with other methods. Alternatively, my Acessa doctor found and treated double the number of fibroids I was told I had. I left the surgery with every fibroid treated.”

– Jennifer, Los Angeles

Addresses all symptoms

“I can get into a lot of my favorite clothes now. And the pressure is gone! I don’t have the pressure on my bladder anymore, and I can actually see the difference. The shrinkage is noticeable!”

– Dawn, Dallas

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ABOUT FIBROIDS: Fibroids are benign, non-cancerous tumors in a woman’s uterus that often appear during childbearing years. Also called leiomyomas, fibroids are made up of muscle and connective tissue and may range in size from microscopic to larger than a grapefruit. The rate at which they grow is unpredictable, and a woman may have more than one fibroid at a time. While some fibroids are asymptomatic, others can be very painful and cause heavy bleeding, pressure on the bladder or rectum, a distended abdomen, and a lack of energy stemming from anemia. The majority of American women will develop fibroids at some point in their lives. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), at least 70 percent of women in the U.S. will develop fibroids by age 50, and the prevalence is even higher among African American women.

ABOUT THE ACESSA PROCEDURE: Acessa is a minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure that delivers radiofrequency energy to destroy fibroids, and relieves symptoms without damaging or removing the uterus. After treatment, the fibroids are re-absorbed by the surrounding tissue. Acessa allows the surgeon to treat only the fibroids, while preserving normal function of the uterus. Patients typically go home the same day with little pain, and enjoy a rapid return to normal activities. Acessa is FDA-cleared for the treatment of symptomatic uterine fibroids.

LEGAL DISCLAIMER: Acessa Health encourages patients to seek medical attention for typical and atypical symptoms associated with fibroids to help achieve and maintain good health with as high a quality of life as possible. Acessa Health offers this “Find a Doctor” directory as a resource to help patients find an Acessa-trained physician that uses the Acessa procedure in a specific geographical area. Please be advised: any communication outside this web site is not covered by our privacy policy or terms of use. Not all Acessa-trained physicians are displayed. Acessa-trained physicians have the option of not being listed on this locator. Acessa Health does not warrant, whether expressed or implied, the accuracy, completeness, or feasibility of the information contained in the “Find a Doctor” directory. In no event shall Acessa Health be liable to you or anyone else for any actions taken by you in reliance on the information contained in the “Find a Doctor” directory. Acessa Health does not make any recommendations, referrals, or endorsements regarding specific physicians with whom patients may seek treatment, nor does this site serve as a tool for verification of a specific surgeon’s credentials, qualifications, or abilities. Only a trained physician is qualified to recommend treatments and/or make diagnoses. You assume full responsibility for your communications and interactions made with any physician you choose to contact from the use of this “Find a Doctor” directory. By using the search field below, you agree to and accept the above terms.

RISK STATEMENT: Acessa is cleared by the FDA for the treatment of symptomatic uterine fibroids. There are risks associated with all minimally invasive surgical procedures, including serious complications such as infection, bowel injury, and postoperative bleeding. Insufficient data exist on which to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of Acessa procedure in women who plan future pregnancy. Therefore, the Acessa procedure is not recommended for women who are planning future pregnancy. Please consult with an Acessa-trained gynecologist to understand the risks of surgery and find out if Acessa may be right for you.

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