Device Offers Faster Recovery for Female Uterine Fibroid Patients

Published date : 08 November 2012
Article date : 08 November 2012


Medcity News reports that US medical manufacturer, Halt Medical, has gained FDA clearance for its Acessa device that gynecologists can use to treat female uterine fibroids.

They say that the device uses RF ablation to treat just the fibroids and is an alternative to traditional fibroid surgery where tissue layers are cut through in order to access a tumor or to remove the uterus. The procedure has already been approved in Europe and Canada. 

Apparently, the National Uterine Fibroids Foundation estimates that up to 6 weeks of work is lost in recovery times following a hysterectomy. The manufacturer claims that  treatment via the Acessa means that patients can go home the same day and resume all normal activity in 5 days or less.

Source: Arundhati Parmar, Medcity News, 6 November 2012

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