Treatments for Uterine Fibroids
In the video above, Dr. Harris discusses the range of options for fibroid disease.
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.