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Advances in Microsurgery for Female Infertility

Most little girls grow up believing that someday they will be able to have children. In actuality, one out of six couples are unable to conceive a child. When some women grow up and find that they are unable to conceive, the news can be devastating. Infertility is a family issue that can stem from many causes. With medical treatment and surgery, many of these causes can be reversed or eliminated.

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Laparoscopic/Hysteroscopic Myomectomy

Many women have benign tumors in their uterus called myomata uteri or fibroids. These myoma may be silently present and cause no problems. In many women, however, fibroids can cause excessive and frequent menstrual periods, pelvic pain, infertility and recurrent pregnancy loss. Severe anemia can result from excessive uterine bleeding. Other symptoms can include pelvic pressure on the woman's bladder or rectum which may result in frequent urination or constipation. And finally, some women will experience pain during sexual intercourse (dyspareunia) due to their enlarged uterus from fibroids.

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The Acessa™ Procedure for Symptomatic Uterine Fibroids

The Acessa procedure is a new minimally-invasive, same-day (outpatient) therapy for fibroids of all types and sizes, in all locations within the uterine wall. It uses a technology called radiofrequency ablation. Each fibroid is destroyed by applying energy through a small needle array. The surrounding normal tissue is not affected. The destroyed tissue may then be completely reabsorbed.

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