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JFL to Hold Town Hall on New Revolutionary Women’s Health Procedure on June 7

The Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center (JFL) has announced a new procedure for treating fibroids that revolutionizes women’s health, and it is only available on St. Croix. A free and public Town Hall with Dr. Michelle Berkeley and Dr. Olivine Treasure will be held on from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 7, in the Virgin Islands Cardiac Center on the JFL campus. Tickets are available on Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/revolutionizing-womens-healthcare-town-hall-meeting-tickets-647408314697?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=escb

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Every year, approximately 540,000 hysterectomies are performed for non-cancerous conditions, including uterine fibroids. Now, JFL offers the Acessa ProVu® system, a safe and effective minimally invasive alternative for women with symptomatic fibroids who would otherwise require a hysterectomy, laparoscopic myomectomy, or uterine fibroid embolization.

The Acessa Laparoscopic Radiofrequency Ablation (Lap-RFA) is the first and only system to utilize radiofrequency ablation, laparoscopic ultrasound, and guidance mapping to treat women suffering from uterine fibroids. The potential patient benefits include returning home from the hospital on the same day as the procedure, lower interoperative blood loss compared to hysterectomy and myomectomy, and quick recovery time as patients typically return to work within 4-5 days. The Acessa procedure’s laparoscopic ultrasound and guidance mapping also allows the surgeon to visualize and treat more fibroids. In clinical studies, the Acessa system’s laparoscopic ultrasound can locate 1.5-2x more fibroids than MRI or transvaginal ultrasound.2 This allows for patients to receive treatment for fibroids that may have previously been undetected.

Please join us for this Town Hall to learn more about this incredible new procedure.

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