STARmed Fibroid RFA

The new incisionless, scarless, uterine preserving technique reduces your fibroid symptoms without open surgery.

STARmed Fibroid Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)

Non-surgical, minimally invasive alternative

STARmed radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has been around for over 20 years. Its efficacy has been proven in many body organs, including the thyroid, liver, biliary system, kidneys, and bone.

Now, STARmed has extended its technology to treat uterine fibroids, introducing a new, less invasive alternative to help women in pain.

How does STARmed Fibroid RFA work?

A targeted solution for fibroids

STARmed Fibroid RFA works by applying controlled heat directly into the fibroid without hurting the surrounding healthy uterine tissues.

The thermal energy causes the fibroid to shrink over time and the degenerated tissue will flow through your body naturally as waste over a few months.

5 Steps to Shrink Your Fibroids

Your physician will first start by administering regional sedation or anesthesia to ensure you are comfortable during the treatment.

Your doctor will then use ultrasound examination through the vagina to locate your fibroids.

Once your physician identifies the safest path to the target fibroid, he/she will insert the STARmed RF Electrode into your fibroid

With the VIVA RF Generator, your physician will allow a controlled amount of energy to flow through the electrode, ablating (burning) the fibroid tissue.

Your physician will repeat this process until every targeted fibroid is treated. Over time, the fibroid will shrink, and the degenerated tissue will get absorbed by your body naturally.

Benefits of STARmed Fibroid RFA

Save the Uterus, Lose the Fibroids

Save Your Uterus

STARmed Fibroid RFA target treats your fibroids without hurting your healthy uterine tissue, saving your uterus.

Non-surgical, Incision-free

Your fibroids are treated from inside your uterus with the thin STAR RF electrode (needle) without surgical incisions and hence no scars.

Quality of Life

Our study confirms an improvement of 45% in patients' Health-Related Quality of Life (UFS-QOL) total score after 12 months of treatment 2

Volume Reduction

Our studies have shown a mean fibroid volume reduction of 71% at 12 months of follow-up. 2,3

Quick Recovery

Since this is not a major surgery, you can get back to life faster. Our studies show that many patients were able to return to normal activities on the next day. 2

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  1. https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/uterine-fibroids
  2. Fasciani A, Turtulici G, Siri G, Ferrero S, Sirito R. A Prospective Intervention Trial on Tailored Radiofrequency Ablation of Uterine Myomas.
    Medicina (Kaunas). 2020;56(3):122. Published 2020 Mar 12. doi:10.3390/medicina56030122
  3. Rey VE, Labrador R, Falcon M, Garcia-Benitez JL. Transvaginal Radiofrequency Ablation of Myomas: Technique, Outcomes, and
    Complications. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2019;29(1):24-28. doi:10.1089/lap.2018.0293

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Indication
The VIVA Combo RF Ablation System and star RF Electrode are intended for use in percutaneous and intraoperative coagulation and ablation of tissue.

Contraindications
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.
Complications:
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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