Leading Technology For the Treatment of Fibroids
The Acessa™ System represents advanced technology for the minimally invasive treatment of uterine fibroids. The system incorporates the Acessa Generator and the Acessa Handpiece, and utilizes the most advanced level of radiofrequency (RF) thermal ablation in the management of uterine fibroids. These components, coupled with the visualization capabilities of laparoscopic ultrasound, enable the surgeon to accurately identify the patient’s uterine fibroids and treat all of her fibroids, and just the fibroids.
Acessa System Overview
To ablate targeted fibroids, the Acessa System delivers monopolar radiofrequency energy to tissue through a disposable electrosurgical RF Handpiece. The Handpiece is connected to the Generator and the tip is inserted in the target tissue. The Generator provides sinusoidally-varying voltage at 460 kHz to drive a current through the tissue to be ablated. The current delivered through the Handpiece causes controlled, local heating, resulting in targeted tissue destruction. The heat produced then disperses by conduction. During these controlled ablations, the Generator produces an alternating current which flows between the Handpiece and the dispersive electrode pads, through the body of the patient.
The electrically-active portions at the tip of the Handpiece consist of a stainless steel trocar and the deployable Electrode Array. The electrodes may or may not be deployed during an ablation, depending on the size of the fibroid to be treated. Each electrode contains an internal thermocouple. The Generator continuously samples the applied voltage, current, and temperatures from the thermocouples that are embedded in the electrodes, and other system parameters. The individual measurements are processed for internal control purposes.
The Acessa System is a fast, easy, and safe treatment method. Ask your physician about treatment options for symptomatic uterine fibroids and how Acessa can be used to treat your symptoms