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Do’s And Don’ts For Talking To Your Doctor About Fibroids

  Knowledge is power. When it comes to your health, your doctor has a lot of it – and a lot of empowering knowledge to share. At the same time, you know your body best. You know if things are   Read more…

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New Directions in Fibroid Treatment: The Acessa Guidance System

July 24, 2016

  Fibroids have just become easier to treat. Why? Because a new application for an old technology has given practitioners of radiofrequency ablation the ability to target them with unprecedented precision. Earlier this year, Halt Medical (the company behind Acessa   Read more…

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Fibroid Treatments Demystified, Part V: Pharmacological Hormone Therapies

March 25, 2016

  Uterine fibroids are almost always benign, but the debilitating symptoms experienced by an estimated 30% of women with fibroids can feel far from it. The nature and severity of fibroid symptoms depends on the size, and/or classification (submucosal, subserosal,   Read more…

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Fibroid Treatments Demystified, Part IV: Myomectomy

January 4, 2016

  Myomectomy, a widely practiced method of removing subserosal or intramural uterine fibroids, is an alternative to hysterectomy for fibroid patients seeking uterine preservation. How Myomectomy Works In myomectomy, a surgeon removes one or more fibroids by cutting them out   Read more…

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Fibroid Treatments Demystified, Part III: Focused Ultrasound

November 20, 2015

  Among the hysterectomy alternatives available to women with fibroids is the high intensity focused ultrasound approach (HIFU), more specifically identified as Magnetic Resonance Guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS). MRgFUS is a thermoablative technique that destroys fibroids by focusing a high-intensity   Read more…

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What Is A GnRH Agonist?

August 24, 2015

If you’ve done a little homework on fibroid treatments or discussed treatment options with your gynecologist, you may have encountered the term “GnRH agonist”. Here’s what it is: GnRH stands for Gonadotrophin Releasing Hormone; it is a hormone that the   Read more…

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Where can I learn more about fibroid treatment options?

July 17, 2015

If you have been newly diagnosed with fibroid tumors or fear that you might have developed one or more fibroids, it is valuable to educate yourself on the condition and all of the treatment options available. These days, Internet research   Read more…

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Endometrial Ablation vs. Radiofrequency Ablation: What’s The Difference?

July 6, 2015

  The term “ablation” refers to a process by which tissue is destroyed, typically using either heat (thermal ablation) or cold (cryoablation). Ablative technologies are used to treat numerous medical conditions, including gynecological issues. We often hear of two procedures   Read more…

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Fibroid Treatments Demystified, Part II: Radiofrequency Ablation (Acessa Procedure)

June 25, 2015

How Radiofrequency Ablation (RFVTA) Works Acessa’s RFVTA is performed laparoscopically in an outpatient setting, with the patient under general anesthesia. The surgeon makes two tiny abdominal incisions (no wider than 1/4 inch), and inserts a scope, which allows for visualization   Read more…

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Fibroid Treatments Demystified, Part I: Uterine Artery Embolization

June 18, 2015

Many women of reproductive age seek uterine-sparing methods of fibroid treatment: uterine artery embolization (UAE), sometimes called uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), is one of the hysterectomy alternatives available to women with fibroids. How UAE Works Uterine artery embolization (UAE) is   Read more…

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