- Ultrasound thermoablation of uterine fibroids - what is the procedure?
- Ultrasound thermoablation of uterine fibroids - effects
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Thermoablation of uterine fibroids is a non-surgical method of treating uterine fibroids, which gives hope for their complete elimination. It is recommended primarily to women who have not yet decided to undergo surgery to remove their fibroids for fear of losing a chance to have a child. Find out what the ultrasonic thermal ablation of uterine fibroids is about.
Thermoablation of uterine fibroidsis an innovative method of treating uterine fibroids - benign tumors that arise from the uterine muscle tissue. Research shows that as many as half of women struggling with uterine fibroids are of childbearing age, which is of particular concern, as they may lead to infertility or problems with termination of pregnancy.
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Unfortunately, the current methods of treating uterine fibroids did not guarantee complete cure, and additionally carried the risk of numerous complications. However, what is worst - they did not give much hope for starting a family - after the surgery to remove the fibroids, the chances of having a child decrease to 50-60 percent. Completely different - because it is non-invasive, safer and more effective - isultrasonic thermal ablation .
Ultrasound thermoablation of uterine fibroids - what is the procedure?
Until now, the treatment of uterine fibroids consisted of surgical removal of the tumor (with larger lesions) or embolization (with smaller tumor sizes). Ultrasonic thermoablation is the first non-invasive method of treating uterine fibroids.
The only facility in Poland and the entire Central and Eastern Europe where ultrasonic thermoablation will be performed is the PRO-FAMILIA Specialist Hospital in Rzeszów.
Ultrasonic thermo ablation uses equipment that uses the High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) technique. The device sends a focused beam of high-power ultrasound energy that penetrates the skin and soft tissues, which results in a local increase in temperature. Then the cancerous tissues are removed. It should be noted that he althy tissues are not damaged.
After the procedure, the patient can return home, which was impossible with the previous methodstreatment. However, these are not the only differences between surgical treatment and embolization and ultrasound thermoablation. This modern method of treating uterine fibroids also allows to shorten the convalescence time and reduce the number of patients with complications.
Ultrasound thermoablation of uterine fibroids - effects
Within six months of the procedure, symptoms of uterine fibroids, such as pain, bleeding and heavy menstruation, disappear, and the tumor mass decreases by 70-80%. The effectiveness of the treatment is estimated at 90%.