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Laparoscopic myomectomy: an alternative approach to tackling submucous fibroids?

Abstract Study Objective To evaluate the differences in peri-operative outcomes and immediate complication rates between laparoscopic myomectomy for submucous fibroids and laparoscopic myomectomy for fibroids in other locations. Patients Three hundred fifty patients with symptomatic uterine fibroids underwent laparoscopic myomectomy. Thirty-three of these were performed for submucous fibroids (group 1), three hundred seventeen were for…

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X-ray guided technique a new option for fibroids, enlarged prostate

Embolization isn’t exactly an everyday word, but many Americans learned about it when Melania Trump had such a procedure in May. “This morning, First Lady Melania Trump underwent an embolization procedure to treat a benign kidney condition,” the White House communications director announced on May 14. The statement said the procedure was successful and there…

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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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Sometimes we all need to be reminded of the Facts about fibroids

Fibroids are uterine overgrowths that develop in and around the uterus in a female. They are nothing but the normal tissue that starts growing abnormally to form a benign or a non-cancerous tumor. Fibroids have become an extremely common condition that can be experienced by females after puberty and the peak incidence of occurrence is…

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TRUST Study to look at the costs of fibroid care

The article below discusses one of several ongoing medical research studies about the benefits of three different types of fibroid treatments. In the TRUST Study, one of the end goals is to determine which of the 3 treatments is the most cost effective for women and their health insurance carriers. Another promising study is the…

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Nonsurgical fibroid treatment: Research shows improved sexual desire, function

Women treated with uterine fibroid embolization also report better overall quality of life Women who underwent a nonsurgical, image-guided treatment, uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), for the treatment of uterine fibroids experienced improved sexual function and a higher overall quality of life. The research, part of a French multicenter study, presented at the Society of Interventional…

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Our Annual Women’s Health Fibroid Event is almost here!

Our 2016 Annual Women’s Health Fibroid Event is just around the corner. I’m excited to see all of you and to help guide you through the process of seeking treatment for your fibroids. At our free fibroid health event, you will have the opportunity to: – hear presentations by Dr. Bruce Lee, one of the…

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Risk Factors for Fibroids?

You must have heard about fibroid but do you know about its risk factors? Fibroid is basically a tumor that develops in the uterus wall. Since these tumors grow inside the female reproductive system, it is very obvious that women are probably at risk of fibroids. Fibroid can start growing either as a solo tumor…

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Fibroids and Infertility

While uterine fibroids can cause a variety of symptoms, they may not cause any symptoms at all. Some women may not even know that they have one. When a woman has fibroids pressing on the uterus, it can prevent normal attachment of a fertilized egg to the inner lining of the uterus. Or, if a embryo…

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