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Myomas are benign muscular nodules that can form in or around the uterus. Statistically, around one in three women in Switzerland is affected by this disease. For the treatment of fibroids, we recommend the particularly gentle and minimally invasive Sonata therapy procedure, which we offer at our women's clinic.

Most fibroids do not cause any symptoms and do not need to be treated. As fibroids are common, symptoms such as bleeding disorders, pain or an unfulfilled desire to have children can occur in 25 per cent of cases. Sonata treatment can be a possible alternative therapy, especially for patients who want uterus-preserving therapy and do not want surgical fibroid removal, as, unlike other procedures, it is particularly gentle on the uterus and there is no need for incisions.

Myoma consultation

We carry out a comprehensive diagnosis in our myoma consultation. Using a gynaecological palpation and ultrasound examination, we identify the size and location of uterine fibroids. We will then advise you in a detailed consultation and show you treatment options.

If you have any complaints or would like a consultation, you are welcome to contact us at any time.

Sonata procedure for the gentle treatment of fibroids

With the Sonata procedure, we can offer a very low-complication, short and incision-free treatment method for treating the symptoms. Find out more in our video.

Surgeons in the operating theatre with medical equipment and protective clothing.

Sonata treatment procedure at Zollikerberg Hospital

  • Under anaesthetic, we insert the Sonata probe into the uterine cavity via the vagina.
  • This probe, which is only a few millimetres wide, allows the fibroid (or several fibroids) to be precisely visualised using ultrasound and then heated.
  • With the help of tiny electrodes, we conduct a precisely dosed current into the fibroids. In this way, we heat and destroy the fibroids without damaging the surrounding tissue.

Depending on the size, the treatment takes between one and seven minutes per fibroid. Over the following weeks and months, the fibroid gradually shrinks and after three months you will have a 90 per cent reduction in your symptoms.

Your specialist for myoma and sonata treatment

Portrait photo of Dr Dimitrios Chronas

Dr. med. Dimitrios Chronas

Chief Physician, Department of Gynaecological Oncology, Women's Clinic

Spital Zollikerberg
Trichtenhauserstrasse 20
8125 Zollikerberg

Portrait photo of Dr Inna Jörg

Dr. med. Inna Jörg

Senior physician i.V., Gynaecological clinic

Spital Zollikerberg
Trichtenhauserstrasse 20
8125 Zollikerberg

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