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Radio Frequency Fibroid Ablation

Radio Frequency Fibroid Ablation

An exciting option for fibroid treatment makes its way to Georgia

 

Dr. Soyini Hawkins and The Fibroid and Pelvic Wellness Center of Georgia are excited to announce that Dr. Hawkins will be the newest member of the Acessa family, providing laparoscopic radio frequency fibroid ablation. Dr. Hawkins is a well-respected expert in the field of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and fibroid management. Acessa is a laparoscopic procedure by which ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation is used to shrink fibroids. She was chosen by the company to be the first and only provider in the southeast region offering this innovative technology. “This procedure is a game changer for fibroid sufferers,” says Dr. Hawkins. It opens the door to an option for millions of women in the southeast that is long overdue.

With Acessa, fibroids can be treated with two 1cm incisions, in quarter of the time as the average myomectomy (fibroid surgery), with less blood loss than is lost in 30 minutes of a “heavy” menstrual cycle, and with patients leaving the hospital the day of surgery and returning to work in 3-5 days instead of 4-5 weeks like many other surgeries. After the procedure patients have less pain than myomectomy, embolization and hysterectomy, negating the need for excessive narcotics. They maintain not just their uterus but their fertility too! Why should women have to choose and put their lives on hold for freedom from their fibroids. Fibroid sufferers will get needed relief with a proven, safe, and effective method. Acessa is revolutionary!

What is Acessa?

The Acessa Procedure is a minimally invasive alternative to hysterectomy and myomectomy by which gynecologic surgeons utilize laparoscopic instruments to deliver radiofrequency energy to fibroids. The fibroids then shrink and are reabsorbed by surrounding tissue. It can safely and effectively treat all sizes and locations of fibroids, including those outside the uterine cavity and within uterine walls. The Acessa procedure requires no cutting or suturing of uterine tissue, patients typically go home the same day, experiencing minimal discomfort and a rapid return to normal activities. Currently the procedure is offered in Illinois and Texas. Dr. Hawkins will be making it available to Georgia at Northside Hospital in Atlanta.

Why Dr. Hawkins?

Dr. Hawkins was chosen after evaluation of thousands of the region’s surgeons because of her vast experience with fibroid management, and skill and experience in the field of laparoscopy. She’s passionate about the empowerment of women and women’s health. Her champion for fibroid awareness, education and solutions is personal. She herself has been on the patient side of a struggle with fibroids and underwent an abdominal myomectomy. She now has two loving sons and considers herself blessed to have had the options she was given at the time but wishes Acessa had been an option for her as well.  Not only is her training extensive in endoscopy she continues to advance her learning constantly with new techniques and exposure to new technology. She is active in her medical community and lends herself to research as principal investigator on numerous fibroid studies. She desires to stay ahead of the curve and offer her patients the very best. Becoming Acessa’s newest provider and spearheading its introduction to the southeast region aligns with Dr. Hawkins push to expand not only fibroid treatment options for all women, but fibroid awareness, advocacy and support.

Why Northside Hospital?

Northside Hospital prides itself on staying at the forefront of women’s health. Their Atlanta campus where Dr. Hawkins primarily operates was the first and most comprehensive center focusing on women’s health and wellness in the southeast. They are excited to introduce Atlanta to the Acessa procedure and continue to stay on the cutting edge of matters that effect their ever-growing community.