The technique of radiofrequency applied to the reduction of fibroids has meant that many patients who could not or did not want to undergo surgery have been given a minimally invasive alternative with guarantees. As well as the treatment of those fibroids whose approach was difficult and even entailed the risk of losing the uterus.
It is the best option for patients with gestational desires, as it does not cause scarring in the uterus that could hinder future pregnancy.
Uterine fibroids are abnormal masses of smooth muscle tissue located in and around the uterus and occasionally in the cervix.
They are usually divided into three categories according to their location: subserosal, intramural and submucosal. Approximately 55% of fibroids are subserosal, 40% are intramural and 5% are submucosal.
Symptoms associated with fibroids often include: bleeding between periods, heavy menstrual bleeding, menstrual periods that may last longer than normal, pelvic pain, feeling of pressure, infertility, etc.. and need to be treated. Traditionally this treatment has been done with surgery (laparoscopic or open).
This non-surgical technique consists of applying an electric current that produces heat to the myomatous tissue to produce necrosis of the tissue and blood vessels. This tissue will be reabsorbed, thus eliminating or reducing the size of the myoma.
The myoma is accessed with an electrode that is inserted vaginally under ultrasound guidance at all times. It takes between 15 and 30 minutes depending on the situation, size and number of fibroids to be treated. The electrode emits a frequency that gradually decreases as the myoma tissue necrosis is achieved.
It is performed under sedation, which allows the patient to recover quickly and return to normal life the following day. The advantage of not needing an external incision, only a small puncture of 1 mm through the vagina, is that the patient has no abdominal scars and requires no postoperative period. There is no bleeding or pain.
Telephone for consultation and appointments with Dr. Fernando Martín Cañadas for this technique on +34 952 22 56 91
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