Sonata radiofrequency ablation: Cooking up precision in fibroid treatment

Written by: Mr Mahantesh Karoshi
Edited by: Kate Forristal

Imagine a scenario where treating fibroids is likened to the art of cooking a jacket potato in a microwave. While the analogy may seem far-fetched at first glance, the onset of Sonata Radiofrequency Ablation brings this comparison to light, offering a fresh perspective on a medical procedure that is revolutionising fibroid treatment. In his latest online article, Mr Mahantesh Karoshi gives us his insights.

Much like the meticulous process of cooking a jacket potato, Sonata Radiofrequency Ablation follows a step-by-step approach that ensures precision and effectiveness in treating fibroids within the uterus.


Firstly, just as one would prepare for cooking by gathering ingredients and setting up the microwave, medical professionals ensure patient comfort and readiness for the procedure, potentially administering anaesthesia or pain relief.


Next comes the crucial step of guiding the probe, similar to placing the potato on a microwave-safe plate. In Sonata, a thin probe is inserted through the vagina, guided by ultrasound imaging to precisely target the fibroids.


Once the probe is in position, radiofrequency energy is administered, mirroring the way a microwave evenly heats the potato from the inside out. This controlled energy heats up the fibroids, causing them to shrink and ultimately be destroyed, all while preserving the integrity of the uterus.


Throughout the procedure, diligent monitoring is essential, much like keeping an eye on the potato to prevent overcooking. Doctors closely observe the ultrasound imaging to ensure that the targeted areas receive the appropriate treatment.


Finally, post-procedure healing begins, where the body gradually absorbs the treated fibroid tissue, similar to allowing the potato to cool before indulging.


Sonata Radiofrequency Ablation offers a minimally invasive, outpatient alternative for fibroid treatment, providing patients with the opportunity to preserve their uterus while effectively addressing fibroid symptoms. Much like mastering the art of cooking a jacket potato, Sonata embodies precision, control, and ultimately, a favourable outcome for those seeking relief from fibroids.


Mr Mahantesh Karoshi is an esteemed consultant gynaecologist. You can schedule an appointment with Mr Karoshi on his Top Doctors profile.

By Mr Mahantesh Karoshi
Obstetrics & gynaecology

Mr Mahantesh Karoshi is a London-based women’s health expert and consultant gynaecologist, with a special interest in ovarian cysts, heavy menstrual bleeding, infertility, fibroids, and adenomyosis. He is currently one of the most highly-rated gynaecologists in London with a very good reputation amongst his patients and peers.

Mr Karoshi's work is recognised internationally, having volunteered in Ethiopia’s Gimbie Hospital, and later receiving the Bernhard Baron Travelling Fellowship from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists which led to his work in the University of Buenos Aires. Here he worked on the techniques needed to surgically manage morbidly adherent placental disorders - a serious condition that can occur in women with multiple caesarean sections.

He believes in an open doctor-patient relationship, being sure to include the patient and educating them so that they understand their condition better and they can be directly involved in their care and management at every stage. Aside from his clinical work, he is actively involved in research, which together with his experience, has given him the opportunity to publish the first stand-alone textbook on postpartum haemorrhage which was launched by HRH Princess Anne.

At the core of Mr Karoshi's practice is a high standard of professionalism where patients are involved in their treatment and where the latest techniques and advancements are used to provide an extremely high level of care.

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