Dr. Joseph Berenholz has performed thousands of laparoscopic procedures during his career. These range from laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomies to the removal of ovarian masses to the ablation of endometriosis and most recently and most innovatively ACESSA the radiofrequency therapy to shrink fibroid tumors. ACESSA reduces pain and bleeding in patients so significantly that many patients go on to cancel their scheduled hysterectomies.
Millions of women suffer from the pain and bleeding of fibroid tumors of the uterus. For years the only solution was either open laparotomy and the removal of the uterus or removal of the fibroid tumors called Myomectomy. Either way, these two surgeries cause a great deal of scar tissue and sometimes results in the inability to conceive a pregnancy as a result of the adhesions that were formed. Recovery times took several weeks and involved quite a bit of morbidity. Now with the advent of radiofrequency therapy in the form of ACESSA. Patients go home the same day and are back to work in a matter of a few days.