LIVERMORE, Calif., July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Forest Park Medical Center Frisco, part of the Dallas-based physician-owned hospital system dedicated to providing unsurpassed surgical care, along with Halt Medical, announced that it is the first center in Texas to offer patients the Acessa™ Procedure, which destroys uterine fibroids in an outpatient same day surgery.
"Our first patient was delighted with the speed of symptom resolution and return to normal activity," said Dr. Alan Greenberg, M.D., who performed the surgery. "Myomectomy and hysterectomy have long recovery times and global endometrial ablation may only address a fraction of the life altering symptoms caused by these tumors."
The Acessa Procedure is a minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure that delivers radiofrequency energy to destroy the fibroids. After treatment, the fibroid is re-absorbed by the surrounding tissue. Acessa allows the surgeon to treat only the fibroids, while preserving normal function of the uterus. Patients typically go home the same day with little pain, and enjoy a rapid return to normal activities. More than 300 women have been successfully treated with Acessa.
"The Acessa System is the only device approved for the specific treatment of all uterine fibroids," said Jeffrey M. Cohen, Halt Medical CEO. "The Acessa Procedure represents a major breakthrough in providing gynecologists a procedure that addresses one of the biggest unmet needs in women's health. Millions of women suffer from uterine fibroids, costing the healthcare system more than $6 billion dollars annually."
Forest Park is a forerunner in cutting-edge, minimally invasive procedures. The Frisco center, the second location in the Forest Park system, just recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. The 128,000-square-foot, full-service hospital contains 30 private inpatient rooms; 14 family suites; 10 intensive care beds; 12 state-of-the-art, fully integrated operating suites; full-service imaging; and an emergency room.
"Procedures like this continue to make Forest Park a leader in the healthcare industry," said Dr. Robert Wyatt, founding physician and managing partner, Forest Park Medical Center. "Putting our patients first and providing unsurpassed quality surgical care is where we excel."
About Halt Medical, Inc.
Founded in 2004, Halt Medical is a medical device company focused on establishing a new standard of care for women with symptomatic uterine fibroids. The Company has developed and launched the Acessa System and Procedure, using radiofrequency energy to destroy uterine fibroids. The results of both U.S. and international trials have led to the clearance of the product by the FDA for use in percutaneous, laparoscopic coagulation and ablation of soft tissue, including treatment of symptomatic uterine fibroids under laparoscopic ultrasound guidance. The Acessa System also has regulatory approval to treat symptomatic uterine fibroids in the European Union, Canada, and Mexico. The Company is located in Brentwood, CA. For information about the Acessa System, please visit www.haltmedical.com. To connect with Halt Medical on Facebook visit www.facebook.com/acessasystem or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/acessasystem.
About Alan Greenberg, M.D.
Dr. Greenberg has been practicing gynecology in the Dallas area since 1987. He is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He also served as President of the medical Staff at two area hospitals. Dr Greenberg can be reached at 972-377-6553 or at DrGreenberg@IHateFibroids.com. To learn more about Dr. Greenberg and his gynecology practice go to http://healthcentralobgyn.com/about-health-central/doctors/dr-alan-greenberg.php
About Forest Park Medical Center
Forest Park Medical Center, a physician-owned hospital system, currently operates state-of-the-art medical facilities in Dallas, Frisco and Southlake, Texas focused on providing unsurpassed surgical specialty care. By focusing on specific key areas of surgery and a keen emphasis on the latest and most effective technology in medical care, Forest Park offers cost effective care for patients and their employers and an efficient way of practicing for its physicians. Texas campuses currently in development include Fort Worth, San Antonio and Austin. For more information, please visit www.forestparkmc.com.
SOURCE Halt Medical, Inc.