Minimally invasive approach treats fibroids

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – There’s a new treatment option for a condition that affects between 40 to 80 percent of women by the age of 50.

Dr. Scott Jordan with Broward Health is offering patients a less invasive way to remove uterine fibroids, at the same time keeping the uterus intact.

The Acessa procedure uses laparoscopic radio frequency ablation to target the fibroids through three small incisions for patients who don’t want to undergo invasive surgery.

“We use the Acessa device to ablate the fibroid with radio frequency ablation all under ultrasound guidance. We see exactly what we’re doing, we see exactly the temperature change and we know when the procedure is completed precisely because it’s all done with sensors and under direct visualization,” he said.

Jordan said patients are typically discharged the same day and back to work within a week.

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