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Uterine Fibroid Patient Resources

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Uterine Fibroid Patient Brochure

All you need to know about the STARmed Fibroid RFA procedure to prepare for your upcoming appointment.
STARmed Fibroid RFA is a clinically proven, minimally invasive therapy that preserves healthy uterine tissue while relieving the symptoms caused by fibroids without incisions.

Procedure Overview Animation

Explore the STARmed Fibroid RFA procedure from this informative animation. 
This can help understanding uterine fibroid treatment procedure


Answers to Some Frequently Asked Questions

Unconscious sedation or spinal anesthesia will be administered to ensure you are comfortable during the treatment. Your physician will discuss anesthesia options and determine the best choice for you.

This is an outpatient procedure that can be performed in a surgical suite or in-office procedure room. Patients will be discharged 2-3 hours after the procedure.

The procedure typically takes less than one hour, depending on the number and size of fibroids treated.

You will be discharged on the same day of the procedure after being closely monitored for 2-4 hours.

Many patients return to normal activities by the next day. We recommend patients to take it easy for the first week after the procedure.

Some patients see improvement in their symptoms within the first month. Others may take 2-3 cycles to see relief.

Yes. The equipment used in the STARmed Radiofrequency Ablation system – VIVA combo RF Generator and star RF Electrode are FDA cleared in 2018.

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Patients should talk to their doctor to decide if STARmed Thyroid RFA is right for them. Patients and doctors should review all available information on non-surgical and surgical options and associated risks in order to make an informed decision. Individual results may vary, testimonials are not claimed to represent typical results. All testimonials are from real patients, and may not reflect the typical patient’s experience, and are not intended to represent or guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results.
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The VIVA Combo RF Ablation System and star RF Electrode are intended for use in percutaneous and intraoperative coagulation and ablation of tissue.

There is a risk that error may result due to the radiofrequency current on patients who have pacemakers and other active implants. Do not use the radiofrequency lesion generator and electrode on these patients.
The following types of complications may result due to the use of the radiofrequency lesion generator and electrode.
– Tumor recurrence
– Burn due to the over-heating of the the surgical equipment
– Dangerous situation due to the unskilled equipment control
– Cross-infection or complications due to the re-use of the inappropriate electrode
– Ascites/diarrhea
– Bleeding of the coagulated part
– Ventricular fibrillation
– Weakness of liver functions
– Symptoms after RFA treatment includes (abdominal) pain, fever, nausea, headache, right shoulder joint pain and chest discomfort might occur

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