Mumbai, Maharashtra India (PressExposure) August 12, 2011 -- Fibroids (Leiomyomas) are the most common benign tumors of the uterus. They can grow to large sizes causing symptoms such as pain in the lower abdomen, heavy bleeding during periods, intermenstrual spotting and pain during menstruation.
Till recently, surgery for removal of symptomatic fibroids (myomectomy or hysterectomy) was the only treatment option
Uterine fibroids (medically known as uterine leiomyomata) are common, non-cancerous (benign) tumors of the uterus consisting of smooth muscle cells and connective tissue. A woman may have one fibroid or groups of several fibroids. Fibroids range in size from less than 1 inch to more than 8 inches across
'Amazon Health & Medical Tourism Pvt. Ltd.' (AHMTPL) now provides Fibroid Treatment through HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) as more than 70 percent of women will develop uterine fibroids at some time. So Amazon has now focused on relieving women suffering from Fibroids without removal of uterus through Ultrasound waves which produces heat & energy and kills the tumor cells without undergoing any surgery.
Some of the advantages of getting Fibroid treated through Amazon Health & Medical Tourism Pvt. Ltd are:
Use of HIFU ( High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) treatment instead of undergoing any surgery.
No Pre-operative and Post-operative hospitalization
No Incision & no external scar on Abdominal scar
No Blood Loss
Preservation of Uterus
No Anaesthesia ( only mild Sedation if required )
Back to work from next day
No hospital charges & no On-going post- surgical Problems
WHAT IS FOCUSED ULTRASOUND?
Focused Ultrasound combines magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with focused high intensity ultrasound waves. High intensity focused ultrasound, often called HIFU, and MRI techniques have been utilized separately for years, yet their combination has allowed for advances in treatment potential due at least in part to the powerful imaging capabilities of MRI. Magnetic resonance imaging gives the physician a 3-dimensional view of the uterus and fibroids. It also provides real-time feedback about the temperature and tissue changes that occur as each fibroid is treated. More than 6,500 patients have been treated around the world since 2004.
How does MRI-HIFU work?
HIFU or High-Intensity-Focused-Ultrasound uses high-intensity ultrasound waves that are focused into a small area of between 4 - 16mm, to produce heat and energy, which kills the tumor cells. To ensure that this is done accurately, MRI is used, both to localize the area for ablation as well as to monitor the temperature.
Its Real-time, magnetic resonance image guidance (MRg) allows the treating radiologist to target the fibroid with a high-intensity focused ultrasound (FUS) energy beam.
Process is called "SONICATION" - ultrasound beam delivered to the target is converted to heat energy.
Technique relies on heat-induced tissue necrosis (coagulative), which is achieved when the target is heated to a temperature at or beyond 57°C tissue infarction and death
Normal uterine muscle remains intact following the procedure.
Principal determinants for procedure duration include size and location of the fibroid.
Vital to deflect the ultrasound beam away from bowel loops and bone.