Uterine MYOMAS, also known as fibroids, are benign, non-cancerous tumours
most commonly found in women during childbearing years.
Some 50-70% of women will have fibroids at some point in their lives. Fibroids can form in any part of the uterus.
Not all myomas cause side effects, some go undetected causing no symptoms throughout a woman’s life. Others, in contrast, may cause a range of issues including vesical-rectal compression, pain during intercourse and even problems conceiving, causing repeated miscarriages, as well as adversely affecting the woman’s quality of life in terms of their personal, work and sex life.
Radiofrequency treatment consists of applying heat inside the myoma. This is performed as an outpatient procedure with no need for general anaesthetic (under sedation only), as it is carried out vaginally using ultrasound, via a small needle. There is no need for medical leave as patients can return home after being monitored for 2-3 hours. Within 4-6 months, the myoma re-absorption rate is around 60-80%.
RADIOFREQUENCY may not be viable for all myomas as each individual case must be assessed to select the best treatment.