Contemporary OBGYN: Alternatives to traditional surgery for fibroids

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA)
Introduced in 1999, laparoscopic, intra-abdominal-guided radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is another surgical modality developed to be less invasive. Benefits of this procedure include ease of use as it does not require laparoscopic suturing and there is no dissemination of tissue in the abdomen, which can occur with laparoscopic hysterectomy/myomectomy. A RCT by Bruker et al. demonstrated a shorter hospital stay and decreased blood loss when comparing RFA to laparoscopic myomectomy.25 While this is an attractive option we have limited evidence about long-term outcomes for RFA and it still requires a laparoscopy. A transcervical, intrauterine sonography-guided RFA device has been studied and is approved for use outside the United States but is not FDA-approved.26


See full article on the Contemporary OBGYN website. 

Medtech Talk Podcast: CEO Kim Rodriguez Says Big Bet on Acessa Is Paying Off for Patients and Investors

Kim Rodriguez expected to follow her mom’s career in medicine. But she got bit by the Medtech Bug early and enjoyed a string of sales success at companies of nearly every size including Concentric, Spectranetics, and Guidant. But three years ago she got recruited to be CEO of a company that was rich in promising technologies as well as business challenges. In just three years, Rodriguez and her team at Acessa pulled out of the tail spin, secured FDA approval and a CPT code and now are building a promising women’s health company. In this episode, she’ll share how aspiring execs should ante up.


Listen to the full Medtech Talk episode here. 

San Antonio women with fibroids now have more treatment option

Dr. Carlos Quezada is featured on San Antonio Express News speaking about the Acessa Procedure – a new fibroids treatment option.

Read more on San Antonio Express News.


Health Watch: Treating fibroids with heat – ABC30 Fresno & Central Valley

Acessa Health featured on ABC30 Fresno & Central Valley, CA.

Uterine fibroids can cause heavy bleeding, painful cramps, and sometimes serious complications during childbirth. Most women get them at some point in their lives. They run in families and African American women are more susceptible. Now, there is a new minimally invasive technique to get rid of them for good. Read the full story here.


New choice to remove fibroids – WIS South Carolina

Acessa Health featured on WIS News.

‘You no longer have to suffer in silence, a new procedure is helping women get rid of fibroids without much downtime.’ Dr. Albert E. Odom of  Columbia, South Carolina offers the Acessa Procedure that allows patients to get their fibroids removed and go home the same day. Read the full store on WIS News.


WQAD-TV YOUR HEALTH: Removing fibroids without hysterectomies

Treatment for fibroids depends on the severity, but the only proven permanent solution for uterine fibroids was hysterectomy, which is surgery to remove a woman’s uterus.

Dr. Shepherd is featured on WQAD-TV for the Acessa Procedure, a major breakthrough for fibroid treatment and a surgical approach that allows women to resume their daily activity without removing the uterus. See the full story by clicking here.


CARE About Fibroids-WDP Capitol Hill Briefing Report

CARE About Fibroids, in partnership with The White Dress Project, held a policy briefing and
discussion with lawmakers, policy experts, patients, and advocates on uterine fibroids and
their impact on women in the U.S.

Click here to see the full Capitol Hill Briefing, Monday, April 8, 2019.



HealthWatch: Treating Fibroids with Heat

The Acessa Procedure (approved by the FDA) delivers radiofrequency energy to uterine fibroid tissue and therefore allowing the fibroid tissue to decrease in size. Uterine fibroids can cause heavy bleeding, painful cramps, and sometimes serious complications during childbirth. Read the full article on


69 News WFMZ-TV Features the Acessa Procedure – Treating fibroids with heat

Harvey, a 29-year-old woman, experienced severe cramps and heavy bleeding because of fibroids, benign uterine tumors she had just like her mother growing up the last several years. Harvey had a procedure to remove them, but they grew back. Hysterectomy was an option, but Harvey wanted to leave open the possibility of having children later on in life. Acessa Health offered Harvey a fibroids treatment and a surgical approach that allows women to resume their daily activity and quality of life without the need for a hysterectomy. Read the full story here.


The Impact Fibroids Have on Women’s Health

ABC7 Washington D.C. features Dr. Maria Victoria Vargas of Acessa Health on raising awareness about uterine fibroids.