Treatments for Uterine Fibroids
At The Fibroid Treatment Center, our mission is to help women like you avoid hysterectomy and provide a fibroid treatment that will allow you to return to life sooner and in better health.
Everyday in our medical practice, we see women just like you who are suffering from severe heavy bleeding, or chronic pelvic pain, cramping and pressure. You're not alone! Unfortunately, many of these symptoms will get worse and won't go away on their own. But, they don't have to with our help!
Below is a list of the most popular options for treating uterine fibroids. By visiting us at The Fibroid Treatment Center, you can have all of your options presented to you, instead of just the one treatment or procedure that your doctor knows how to perform. And, more importantly, we can help guide you through the process of choosing the right treatment for you!
Don't wait, take advantage of our expertise at The Fibroid Treatment Center. You deserve to take back control of your life by taking control of your fibroids! If you want more information, download our free eBook above, or schedule a free phone consultation by clicking the 'Schedule Appointment' button to your left. We're here to help.
Uterine Fibroid Embolization is a non-surgical treatment for fibroid disease. What does this mean to you? This means minimal recovery time, returning to work and life faster, and with less pain. Any surgery comes with risks but minimizing the trauma to the body significantly decreases the risks associated with treatment. There are no big scars, no hospital operating rooms, and no long recovery. Learn more on our Fibroid Embolization Page.
Fibroids grow inside of the uterus muscle but can be separated from the uterus itself. In myomectomy, the uterus is opened and the fibroid is removed, leaving the remainder of the uterus intact. The right doctors with advanced training can sometimes perform this procedure using laparoscopic or robotic techniques. Sometimes open surgery is required. Learn more on our Myomectomy Page.
With todays advanced non-surgical techniques, there is no reason why a woman should have to undergo a hysterectomy just for fibroid disease. Of course hysterectomy is an important treatment for other disease including cancer, but shouldn't be the first line treatment for fibroids. Learn more on our Hysterectomy Page.
For small fibroids on the inner lining of the uterus, a small, thin camera is inserted through the cervix. The fibroid can be ablated, or heated from within the uterus. This is a minor procedure with minimal recuperation time, but can only be offered to women who have fibroids within the inner mucosal lining of the uterine cavity. Women who want to get pregnant, cannot have this procedure. Often, the lining of the uterus regenerates, and further treatment is required.
Some women with minimal symptoms from their fibroids can be effectively treated with years of oral hormone therapy. Some women can be treated with a progesterone intrauterine device (IUD) to help control the bleeding. Some hormone treatments only help with the bleeding, while others may also help reduce the size of the fibroids.
Patient to Patient Education
In this video, several patients discuss what treatment options they considered and why they chose the one that they did.
Each woman has unique desires after fibroid treatment. Fibroid embolization may be the option of choice for one woman, while another elects to undergo advanced myomectomy, or fibroid removal. However, our ultimate goal is to provide each woman with all the fibroid treatment options available to them and to help prevent hysterectomy.
Many doctors only offer hysterectomy for treating uterine fibroids. This is because they commonly don't have the training in minimally invasive fibroid treatments which can preserve a woman's uterus and minimize the recovery process.
Minimally Invasive Fibroid Procedures are the core of today's modern fibroid treatments. Our Physician has had fellowship training in minimally invasive techniques for fibroid treatments. Technically challenging, each of our procedures require significant training and experience.
Comprehensive Fibroid Treatments are performed by Dr. Todd Harris. Some procedures can be performed in our convenient Newport Beach office providing patients with the most advanced techniques and procedures in Fibroid Treatment.
We encourage women to schedule an initial consultation or a second opinion with us at The Fibroid Treatment Center. Direct patient self-referrals are accepted. For women who have already been evaluated by their OB/GYN, Dr. Harris is happy to offer a confidential second opinion or work closely with each patients' Gynecologist prior to any surgery.
Learn How We Can Help YOU With Your Fibroids!
We provide patients with the most advanced techniques, procedures and imaging in Fibroid Treatments. In the video below, Dr. Harris discusses the range of options for fibroid disease.