The Non-Surgical Alternative: Uterine Fibroid Embolization 2

Uterine fibroids are often a huge nightmare for women who experience them. They are most commonly seen in women between thirty and fifty. These hard and firm benign tumors can cause heavy periods, abdominal and/or pelvic pain, and increased urinary frequency.

John Lipman, MD of the Atlanta Interventional Institute is the leading specialist for the non-surgical treatment of fibroids. For over twenty years, he has performed a procedure called Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) which treats the fibroid symptoms, enables her to avoid surgery, and most importantly allows her to keep her uterus.

The UFE procedure is done on an outpatient basis and allows patients to go home the same day with a small nick in the skin; easily covered by a band aid.

Dr. Lipman is a firm believer that the uterus is important even after childbearing is complete. Losing one’s uterus (hysterectomy) can affect a woman psychologically, sexually (loss of libido), increase bone loss (osteoporosis) and increased urinary leaking (incontinence). Unfortunately, most women who suffer with fibroid symptoms only hear about the hysterectomy option. UFE has been a revolutionary solution for those women who that have been fortunate enough to find physicians like Dr. Lipman.

Dr. Lipman treated Cynthia Bailey, star of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” international model, and successful business woman, with her fibroid challenges. Bravo aired an in depth coverage of her satisfaction with Dr. Lipman entitled “Cynthia Gets Her Healthy Back.” The episode gave a very detailed testimony of her successful experience with Dr. Lipman and the UFE solution.  This non-surgical alternative to  hysterectomy and myomectomy needs to be considered for every patient suffering with fibroids that would like to avoid surgery. The procedure is covered by all insurance carriers, including Medicare and Medicaid. For more information, please visit Dr. Lipman’s website and become more knowledgeable about the non-surgical alternative: Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE).