Kit Carson County Memorial Hospital
Acessa Procedure for the Treatment of Fibroids
Do you suffer from uterine fibroids?
Heavy menstrual bleeding
Abdominal pain & pressure
Low back pain
Low energy due to anemia
Most women experience uterine fibroids by the age of 50.
Are you suffering from uterine fibroids and looking for minimally invasive treatment and alternative to a hysterectomy, myomectomy or uterine artery embolization? Dr. Dabelea is now performing the Acessa procedure at KCCMH, a same-day, outpatient procedure that can safely and effectively treat fibroids without large incisions or harm to your uterus. If you have symptoms of uterine fibroids or have been diagnosed with uterine fibroids, you may be a candidate for the Acessa Procedure, schedule an appointment to learn more.
What is the Acessa Procedure?
The Acessa Procedure is a minimally invasive, same-day, outpatient procedure that rapidly and significantly reduces symptoms with a quick recovery time. The laparoscopic procedure uses a technology called radiofrequency ablation to destroy each fibroid by applying energy through a small array needle without damaging the surrounding tissue, allowing for an improved quality of life without undergoing a hysterectomy. Thanks to this advanced procedure, there is also a very low need for further treatment.
What is the procedure like?
Patients will be asleep during the procedure under general anesthesia. The procedure starts with two small incisions in the abdomen, one in the belly button and a second at the bikini line. Each procedure varies in length depending on the number and size of fibroids, but typically the entire procedure last 45 minutes to 1.5 hours.
How long is recovery time after Acessa Procedure?
Most patients do not experience post-operative pain following the procedure and will go home on NSAIDs such as Tylenol 3. Total recovery time is typically around 3-5 days, but most patients will be fully functional by 48 hours.
What are typical results?
Most patients will feel system relief right away! The greatest effects are around 3-6 months after Acessa. Patients report they have significantly lighter periods, alleviated pelvic pain and pressure and experience less of a distended “pregnant looking” abdomen.
Is Acessa safe?
Yes! The Acessa procedure has been clinically proven to be a safe treatment option for uterine fibroids with complication rates being very low. Specific complications should be discussed with your physician prior to the procedure.
How can I schedule the Acessa Procedure?
Call 719-346-4826 to request an appointment to learn more!