Acessa® Procedure

Uterine Fibroids Treatment

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Acessa Uterine Fibroids Treatment in Cincinnati

The Acessa Procedure is a minimally invasive uterine fibroids treatment in Cincinnati that provides symptom relief for women that have been living with ongoing pain & discomfort. This treatment for uterine fibroids delivers heat directly into a fibroid causing it to shrink over time using a thin radiofrequency needle. Patient recovery time is much shorter than other invasive treatments for fibroids such as hysterectomies or myomectomies. 94% of women treated said they experienced less symptoms after their Acessa Procedure.

Fibroid Pain Relief

Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous tumors found in the uterus that typically start developing between the ages of 30-50, although they can occur at any age. Common symptoms of fibroids are heavy, painful periods lasting 7+ days with stomach, lower-back & pelvis pain. Depending on the consistency, size & location of the fibroids, they can cause stomach protrusion making women appear pregnant when they aren’t. Additionally fibroids can cause anemia, infertility, painful sex, urinary frequency & G.I. issues.

Acessa® Uterine Fibroids Treatment can help pre-menopausal women address symptoms and fibroid pain that may be interfering with their daily lives.

The Procedure


What it Treats

Uterine fibroids
Heavy, painful periods
Pelvic Pain
Ongoing G.I. Issues related to fibroids

Procedure Time

90 – 120 minutes, depending on size, location & number of fibroids

Recovery Time

Most patients return home day of surgery, followed by 4 -5 days of recovery time

How does Acessa Uterine Fibroids Treatment work?

During the Acessa Uterine Fibroids Treatment in Cincinnati, fibroids inside the uterus will be exposed to heat while preserving healthy uterine tissue during a laparoscopic surgery. This procedure is not recommended for women who are planning future pregnancy.

The Acessa ProVu system helps to identify & shrink symptomatic uterine fibroids. This process uses a small ultrasound probe to precisely locate the fibroids & a small radiofrequency handpiece that enters the fibroid exposing it to heat and causing it to shrink. The process is repeated until every targeted fibroid is fully treated.

Dr. Brenner sitting down and talking to a patient

Process & Results

Acessa® Uterine Fibroids Treatment

Step 1.

The Consultation

We perform a thorough history and physical examination of the patient. Depending on the patient’s age and history, we usually perform additional testing including pap smears, blood test, biopsy of the lining of the uterus and an ultrasound. Our physicians then discuss options for the treatments of uterine fibroids based on the findings and discuss the pros/cons , recovery and potential side effects of each option.

Step 2.

Schedule the Acessa® Ablation

If Acessa® is right for you, our surgery scheduler will contact your insurance company and determine your specific insurance benefits. She will contact you with insurance details and schedule the uterine fibroids treatment in Cincinnati. Our scheduler will inform you of the logistics of your procedure.

Step 3.

Procedure Day

On the day of your scheduled uterine fibroid treatment in Cincinnati, you will arrive at the hospital a few hours before the scheduled time to meet with the anesthesia team, get an IV, receive preoperative medications and sign any paper work that is required. Your surgeon will meet with you before to answer any last minute questions you may have. For most patients, the actual  procedure takes 1.5-2 hours. Some patients may meet criteria for discharge on the same day as the surgery.

Step 4.

Post-Operative Care

Our surgeons will see you back in the office for a postoperative visit 1-2 weeks after surgery to ensure your recovery is going as expected.

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Frequently Asked Questions.

What type of uterine fibroids does Acessa treat?

When should I expect symptom relief?

How does Acessa resolve fibroid symptoms?

Will my periods lighten after Acessa?

Once treated, where does the fibroid tissue go?

Are there external scars?

How does Acessa compare to other common fibroid treatment options?

How does Acessa compare to a hysterectomy?

How does Acessa compare to Laparoscopic Myomectomy?

How does this uterine fibroids treatment compare to UAE?

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