Southern California and Atlanta Leading the Country in Fibroid Care

The Fibroid Treatment Center located in Southern California and the Atlanta Interventional Institute in Atlanta Georgia are leading the country in fibroid care. These two specialized centers focus on providing uterus sparing treatments for women with fibroids which helps prevent hysterectomy. Uterine Fibroid Embolization, or UFE for short, is an out-patient, non-surgical fibroid treatment which…

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WebMD Says Many U.S. Women Unaware of Fibroid Treatments

Many American women with uterine fibroids don’t know there’s a minimally invasive embolization technique that may be an alternative to a hysterectomy, a new poll finds. “Misperceptions about uterine fibroids and the treatments available often lead women to undergo invasive and potentially unnecessary surgery for their fibroids, despite more than 20 years of clinical use…

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How Intramural Uterine Fibroids May Affect IVF Outcomes

Uterine fibroids are common benign tumors of the myometrium. Up to 70% of white women and 90% of African American women will develop fibroids by age 50 years. About one quarter of reproductive-age women will experience symptoms, which are either associated with menstruation (menometrorrhagia, dysmenorrhea) or are related to the size of the fibroid (pressure,…

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Less Invasive Procedure May Treat Fibroids Without Harming Fertility

A simple procedure may help women who are suffering from fibroids without jeopardizing their future fertility, a new study suggests. Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) blocks blood flow to fibroids so they stop growing or shrink. But the technique hasn’t been recommended for women who hope to conceive since it was unclear if blood flow might…

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Cynthia Bailey Joins Dr. John Lipman for ‘Freedom from Fibroids’ documentary premiere

Esteemed female professionals recently convened for the official premiere of the documentary Freedom from Fibroids, featuring “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Cynthia Bailey, former TV anchor and current radio and television TV host Monica Pearson, and John C. Lipman, MD, FSIR, Medical Director of the Atlanta Fibroid Center.  Guests enjoyed red carpet arrivals, an intimate…

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The Signs and Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids

Toya Wright (who you might know as Lil Wayne’s ex-wife, a TV personality, or author of In My Own Words) walks around every day feeling like she’s five months pregnant. Despite sticking to a healthy diet and busting her butt in the gym, that belly won’t go away—because it’s caused by uterine fibroids. Not only do…

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Less-Invasive Fibroid Treatment May Be Underused

A minimally invasive procedure for uterine fibroids may be “under-used” in U.S. hospitals, compared with surgery, a new study suggests. The study looked at a national sample of hospitals and found that fewer fibroid patients are undergoing hysterectomy — surgical removal of the uterus. But hysterectomy remains much more common compared with a less-invasive procedure…

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