Uterine Fibroids - A Common Condition For Women


Uterine fibroids are a very common ailment for women in the United States – Almost 70% of Caucasian women and over 80% of African-American women have uterine fibroids by age 50. The symptoms that patients experience can range widely, from heavier than normal menstrual blood flow and bloating to severe uterine bleeding and pelvic pain, cramping, constipation, nausea and a need to urinate without being able.

Significant Effect on Quality of Life

These symptoms can have a dramatic effect on a woman’s quality of life. They can affect the person’s mood, relationships, and even her sex life. A woman will worry about how the fibroids will affect her relationship with her partner and her family.

A woman with fibroids would like to have them treated in a manner that poses a lower risk of complications and a higher chance of success that her symptoms won’t return. She would like to be able to quickly recover from the treatment and return to her normal quality of life.

Current Treatments Unsatisfactory

Unfortunately, the options for fibroid treatment today don’t always meet a woman’s expectations. Many treatments come with high rates of symptom recurrence, and treatments like a hysterectomy that eliminate the symptoms can have significant undesirable consequences. Because of hysterectomy’s long term effects on a woman's health, longevity, and sexuality; it is crucial that a woman understands the potential consequences for her.

Acessa™ System Offers a Better Option

The Acessa System presents a new alternative for patients suffering from uterine fibroids. With the Acessa System, a woman may be able to shrink or completely eliminate her fibroids while keeping a healthy uterus, allowing her to quickly return to a normal quality of life without the potential long-term complications due to hysterectomy. The procedure is laparoscopic, thus resulting in little scarring and enabling the patient to go home the same day. Best of all, the chances of her experiencing a recurrence of symptoms due to fibroids is extremely low.

How To Use This Website

The information contained in this website is intended to help women understand the nature of Symptomatic Uterine Fibroids and the various treatment options. This information is available in order to answer common questions and to help women make an informed and careful decision about treatment options. As you read this information, bear in mind that all forms of medical treatment are highly personal matters. That means that no matter how common your medical condition may be, your doctor will recommend treatment based on your individual needs.

There are a variety of benefits and risks associated with any type of medical or surgical procedure. Your doctor will help you to understand these benefits and risks. And remember, if you have any questions about your medical condition or the treatment options discussed in this website – please ask your doctor.

This information is not designed as a substitute for professional medical care or advice. Only your physician is qualified to diagnose and appropriately treat your pain and related problems.