Dr. John Lipman, MD

Bio

Dr. Lipman, Sharecare Editorial Advisory Board, is an internationally recognized expert in the treatment of uterine fibroids. He has given over 200 invited lectures on Women's Health topics including Harvard, Stanford, Vanderbilt, and Yale Medical Centers. He has appeared live on CNN with Wolf Blitzer and has been interviewed for USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Jet, The Health Network, Family Circle, and WebMD. Education: • MD: Georgetown University School of Medicine, Residency: • Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Fellowship: • Cardiovascular & Interventional Radiology Yale New-Haven Hospital, Yale Medical School.

Specialties:

  • interventional radiology
  • radiology

Affiliation:

  • Atlanta Interventional Institute

Location:

Activity

  • John Lipman, MD answered:
    Fibroids are benign, non-cancerous tumors that involve the uterus. Fibroids can be classified based on their location in the uterus. There are 3 types of fibroids based on this classification. 1. Submucosal: along the lining of the uterus, 2. Intramural: in the muscular portion of the uterus, and...Read More
  • John Lipman, MD answered:
    No. Fibroids are benign (noncancerous) tumors. If they are not causing any symptoms, no treatment is necessary. If they are causing symptoms, and you are not interested in having children, hysterectomy is an option. However, there are a number of safer and less invasive, nonsurgical procedures, which...Read More
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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Radiology:

    THURSDAY, June 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A simple and quick MRI technique might aid in early detection of Parkinson's disease, British researchers report.

    The new MRI approach can detect with 85 percent accuracy people who have early stage Parkinson's disease, according to findings pub...Full Article

  • John Lipman, MD answered:
    Ovarian cysts are very common. They are small sacs of fluid which can develop in the ovary. Most of these are discovered incidentally on pelvic imaging (ex. pelvic ultrasound) as these are asymptomatic. In other women they can cause pelvic pain. In either case, the cysts will usually disappear without...Read More
  • John Lipman, MD answered:
    Yes. The most common symptoms fibroids cause are heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain (worse during menses), and increased urinary frequency. While these symptoms are not exclusive to fibroids, if you are suffering with these symptoms, it may be due to fibroids, and you should discuss this with...Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Your risk of developing colon cancer may depend partly on having a doctor who often spots precancerous growths during patients' colonoscopy screenings, a new study suggests.

    Colonoscopy is one of the ways doctors screen for colon cancer. It's e...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, March 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Recent research has raised the possibility that low-dose aspirin could add extra years to the lives of colon cancer patients. Now, a new study suggests that only certain patients may gain a survival benefit by taking aspirin after diagnosis.

    Th...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A tiny spinal fracture can turn an active person into a shut-in. Until now, patients with these compression fractures have had limited options, but a new procedure shows promise, researchers say.

    Vertebral or compression fractures -- micro-breaks...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A panel of U.S. Food and Drug Administration experts on Thursday unanimously recommended approval of a new at-home stool test that screens for colorectal cancer with more than 90 percent accuracy.

    The 10-member committee said the benefits of Exa...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Interventional Radiology:

    TUESDAY, March 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Wearing special video glasses while undergoing certain types of outpatient procedures may help reduce patients' anxiety, a new study suggests.

    "Whether they were watching a children's movie or a nature show, patients wearing video glasses were s...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Interventional Radiology:

    MONDAY, March 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new noninvasive procedure may bring long-term relief from symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate, a new study suggests.

    As men age, the prostate gland grows larger and may begin to press on the urethra. Enlarged pros...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, March 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A minimally invasive treatment that delivers radiation directly to tumors may slow progression of breast cancer that has spread to the liver, a new study suggests.

    The treatment is called yttrium 90 (Y-90) radioemboliza...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, March 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Colorectal cancer is missed in about 6 percent of colonoscopies, according to a new study.

    "Not only did we find that colonoscopy isn't perfect, we discovered a number of factors associated with these 'missed' cancers," study lead author Dr. N....Full Article