Uterine leiomyoma treatment with radiofrequency ablation (ULTRA)

Naghmeh Saberi, MD
UC Irvine Medical Center
  • Age 21 or older
  • Have uterine fibroids that cause heavy bleeding, pelvic pressure or discomfort, urinary or bowel symptoms, or dyspareunia (painful sexual intercourse)
  • Have fibroids that are less than 10 centimeters in maximum diameter
  • Are able to undergo laparoscopic surgery

Up to 37 months, including the screen period

Taking part in this study may or may not make your health better. While doctors hope radiofrequency ablation treatment will be effective in treating your fibroid symptoms, produce fewer side effects and allow a faster recovery than myomectomy or hysterectomy, there is no proof of this yet.

Up to $180 in gift cards to take part in the study. At baseline, week 6 and months 3, 6, 12, 18, 24, 30 and 36 you will receive a $20 gift card for each visit completed.

Radiotherapy, Surgery
Lizette Spiers, clinical research coordinator