What are fibroids anyway?
Uterine fibroids are benign growths in or around the uterus, ranging in size from an apple see to a grapefruit. Many women get them. They can cause really uncomfortable symptoms, like heavy bleeding or painful periods, which can worsen over time if left untreated. They can also make sex feel painful or lead to the loss of a pregnancy.
That's why it’s really important for you to know that you have options if you want to live your life without the side effects of fibroids. You don’t have to “just deal with it” simply because your mom and grandma did. When you reach out to a Sonata Treatment Counselor, you're speaking with someone who understands what you're going through and who can review all your treatment options.
What is the Sonata Treatment?
The Sonata Treatment is an incisionless treatment option for women with symptomatic uterine fibroids. It is an outpatient procedure in the United States. The technical term for the procedure is Transcervical Fibroid Ablation (TFA).
How is the Sonata Treatment performed?
The Sonata handpiece is inserted by the doctor through the vagina and into the uterus. Radiofrequency energy is delivered to the fibroid, causing it to shrink over time and relieve symptoms. The procedure typically takes less than one hour, depending on the number and size of fibroids treated. Learn more here: How Sonata Works
What are the typical results?
In a clinical study, 86% of women experienced a reduction in heavy menstrual bleeding within 3 months.
Am I a good candidate for the procedure?
The Sonata Treatment is an appropriate option for many women with symptomatic uterine fibroids.
You may be a candidate if your period:
- Lasts longer than 7 days and/or is heavy.
- Affects your work and daily activities.
The Sonata Treatment is not appropriate for women who have:
- Current pregnancy.
- Intratubal implant.
- Active pelvic infection.
- Suspected gynecologic cancer.
Important Safety Information: The Sonata System is intended for diagnostic intrauterine imaging and transcervical treatment of symptomatic uterine fibroids, including those associated with heavy menstrual bleeding. Common Side Effects include bleeding, spotting, cramping, post-ablation inflammatory symptoms, and/or discharge. As with any procedure, there are potential risks with this treatment such as skin burn and uterine perforation. Women who are pregnant, have a pelvic infection, are known to have gynecologic cancer, or have intratubal implants for sterilization should not have this procedure.