Sonata Transcervical Radiofrequency Fibroid Ablation


The Sonata Treatment is an incision-free solution, clinically proven to reduce
fibroid symptoms. This treatment can address a wide range of fibroid types,
sizes, and uterine locations. Multiple fibroids can be treated during the procedure.
The fibroids are treated from inside the uterus, so there are no incisions (which
means no scarring), no tissue needs to be cut or surgically removed – and the
uterus is preserved.

The Sonata Treatment uses a handpiece with a miniature high-resolution
ultrasound tip that allows the doctor to see the fibroids from inside the uterus
during the procedure, and then treat each fibroid with a process called an “ablation.”

How does the SONATA TREATMENT work?

The doctor passes the Sonata Treatment handpiece
through the vagina and
into the uterus.
Ultrasound waves from
the tip are used to
locate the fibroid.

The Sonata Treatment handpiece
delivers radiofrequency
energy to shrink the fibroid
and reduce symptoms.

WILL I RECEIVE ANESTHESIA during the procedure?

Your doctor will ensure that you are comfortable during the
procedure. General anesthesia is typically not required but is
an option along with conscious sedation and regional anesthesia
(epidural or spinal anesthesia). Your physician will discuss
anesthesia options and determine what is best for you.

HOW LONG does the procedure take?
The procedure typically takes less than one hour,
depending on the number and size of fibroids treated.

WHERE is the procedure performed?

The Sonata Treatment can be performed at an
outpatient surgical facility or in-office procedure room.
Patients are scheduled to return home the same day.

WHAT TYPES OF FIBROIDS can be treated during the procedure?
The Sonata Treatment can
be used to treat almost all
symptomatic uterine fibroid
types. Most fibroids occur within
the muscle wall of the uterus,
and are classified as subserosal,
intramural, transmural, and
Your doctor can treat multiple
fibroids during the procedure.
He or she will determine the
optimal number to treat based
on your individual case.

Is the Sonata Treatment COVERED BY INSURANCE?

Most insurance plans require pre-authorization for the Sonata Treatment. Our
Sonata Authorization Support Team will work directly with your insurance company
to educate and advocate on your behalf. If your doctor recommends the Sonata
Treatment and you have specific questions about your health plan, you can contact
us at 773-296-7300

AM I A 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 affects your work and daily activities
  • fibroids are located in the wall of the uterus
    The Sonata Treatment is not appropriate for women who have:
  • Current pregnancy
  • Permanent birth control implant
  • Active pelvic infection
  • Suspected gynecologic cancer

  • Can I get the Sonata Treatment if I wish

    The safety and effectiveness of the Sonata Treatment in women who wish to get
    pregnant has not been determined. Potential risks or benefits regarding pregnancy
    are unknown but patients have reported getting pregnant post-treatment. Talk to
    your doctor about any fertility questions regarding the Sonata Treatment.

  • The Sonata Treatment has been clinically proven to be safe and effective in women
    with symptomatic uterine fibroids. Most patients see improvement in heavy menstrual
    bleeding within 3 months.
    Women reported the following results 12 months after their Sonata Treatment:
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    reduction in
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  1. Chudnoff S, Guido R, Roy K et al. Ultrasound-Guided Transcervical Ablation of Uterine Leiomyomas. Obstet Gynecol. 2019;13-22.
    Any discomfort is generally managed with over-the-counter medications.
    On average, women return to normal activity in a couple of days.
    HOW WILL I FEEL after the procedure?
    “The procedure was minimal,
    so easy… I almost couldn’t believe
    that I was already feeling better. I
    don’t even think about my periods
    anymore because they’re usually
    only a couple of days and they’re
    very light.”
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    After the Sonata Treatment, there may or may not be specific restrictions to physical
    activities. However, we recommend that you gradually increase activities at a
    comfortable pace. Many patients return to normal activity by the next day.
  • You should NOT drive a car or operate machinery or power tools for 24 hours
    after the procedure due to medications used during your procedure. You may
    resume driving when not taking pain medication that may impair judgement and
    response while driving.
  • You may bathe or shower as directed by your physician. Your doctor will
    indicate how long you should avoid intercourse and how long to wait before
    using a tampon.
  • You may resume a regular diet as tolerated.
    Call your physician if you develop any of the following symptoms:
  • Persistent nausea or vomiting
  • Excessive bleeding (greater than 4 pads in 2 hours
    or as otherwise directed by your physician)
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Fever (your doctor’s office will indicate at which
    temperature they should be notified)
    If you cannot contact your physician, go to your Emergency Room or call 911