Uterine fibroids affect 70-80% of all women. Not usually dangerous or life threatening, these hard knots of muscle tissue mainly cause problems with heavy bleeding or pelvic pain. They can interfere with pregnancy, cause undue pressure on the bladder (causing the bladder to not be able to hold much), and can be a significant cause of lower back pain and discomfort with intercourse.
Not all women who have fibroids need treatment, but for those who do, there is a new minimally invasive treatment available, now being offered by Dr. Crockett as one of few San Antonio doctors trained. Acessa is a minimally invasive surgery performed as an outpatient, that effectively treats the fibroids to make them shrink.
The procedure can be performed through only 3 very small belly incisions, and women can expect very little pain during recovery. Most women are ready to get back to their busy lives within 3-5 days, minimizing down time from work and families. This is a drastic improvement over the 6 weeks of recovery traditionally needed in order to have a large incision open procedure to remove the tumors.
The best part is, it works! Most fibroids can be treated minimally invasively. In fact, only 1% of all the surgeries that Dr. Crockett does require a large incision.
For more information about this and other minimally invasive surgery options, call to schedule your consultation with Dr. Crockett today at 210-878-0090, or visit http://www.acessaprocedure.com/.