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A 43-year-old female asked:

There is a new treatment for fibroids called acessa. i was hoping i coul have it done in canada? i also have a 9 cm cyst on my right ovary and 5 cm on the left. wondering if that is treatable the same way ? :)

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Not the same: Accessa sort of liquifies uterine fibroids through thermal ablation. This is not an appropriate treatment for ovarian cysts. It is a newer technology for fibroids with a somewhat mixed clinical results. Widespread adoption has not yet occurred but there are Gyn surgeons who really like it.
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