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 - Atlanta, GA - Interventional Radiology
    John Lipman, MD answered:
    Yes. Most women have fibroids without realizing it. They are most commonly discovered on physical examination by a healthcare provider or by pelvic imaging (ex. pelvic ultrasound). If the fibroids are not causing any symptoms, no treatment is necessary. Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The area of the colon where a cancer develops may play a role in a patient's survival, a new study suggests.

    Researchers report that people with colon cancer that started in the left colon may be more likely to survive than those whose disease or...Full Article

  • John Lipman, MD - Atlanta, GA - Interventional Radiology
    John Lipman, MD answered:
    Fibroids may be discovered incidentally on a physical exam by a healthcare provider or during an imaging test (exs. pelvic ultrasound, pelvic CT scan). They may also be discovered during an investigation of symptoms which fibroids cause (exs. heavy menstrual flow, pelvic pain, increased urinary f...Read More
  • John Lipman, MD - Atlanta, GA - Interventional Radiology
    John Lipman, MD answered:
    Embolization is a procedure that cuts off the flow of blood in to an area that it previously supplied. Liver embolization takes advantage of the dual blood supply of the liver (hepatic artery and portal vein) and the fact the normal liver derives most of its supply from the portal vein, while cancerous...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Survival rates are improving for many people with cancers of the breast, prostate, lung, liver and colon or rectum, especially for those diagnosed at younger ages, a new study reports.

    Cancer is still a leading cause of death in the United State...Full Article

  • John Lipman, MD - Atlanta, GA - Interventional Radiology
    John Lipman, MD answered:
    Uterine fibroids are benign (non-cancerous) tumors that are hard and firm due to their composition of smooth muscle and fibrous tissue. While many women who have fibroids do not have any symptoms, these hard tumors can press on pelvic nerves to cause pelvic pain which can radiate throughout the pelvis...Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Disturbing images on cigarette warning labels have a significant effect on smokers' brains, according to a new study.

    "You want warning messages to be memorable," study co-author Daniel Romer, associate director of the A...Full Article

  • John Lipman, MD - Atlanta, GA - Interventional Radiology
    John Lipman, MD answered:
    Yes. Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) also known as Uterine Artery Embolization (UAE) is routinely covered by insurance payors including Medicare and Medicaid. Depending on the individual plan, will determine how much the patient will be responsible for following the procedure. Most plans have an amount...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The eye's optic nerve may provide clues to a stroke patient's survival, a new study indicates.

    The research focuses on the sheath surrounding the optic nerve, which connects the eye and the brain. Using ultrasound to measure the thickness of t...Full Article

  • John Lipman, MD - Atlanta, GA - Interventional Radiology
    John Lipman, MD answered:
    No. No one knows what causes fibroids, and therefore, fibroids cannot be prevented. It is possible to decrease your risk for developing fibroids by eating right, exercising, and maintaining a normal body weight. Women who weigh less than 120 lbs are at particularly low risk for fibroid development, but for...Read More
  • John Lipman, MD - Atlanta, GA - Interventional Radiology
    John Lipman, MD answered:
    Uterine fibroids can be diagnosed either by feeling them on a physical exam of the uterus or by their appearance on a radiologic imaging study (exs. pelvic ultrasound, CT scan, or MRI). Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hepatology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new medical imaging technique can help doctors better detect non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in children, new research suggests.

    Five million to 8 million children in the United States have the condition, but most cases go undiagnosed, accord...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Radiology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) who face amputation of a foot or leg can have their limb saved by minimally invasive surgery to improve blood flow, a new study suggests.

    Among the patients tested and treated in a limb salvage pro...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Radiation Oncology:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Prostate biopsies that combine MRI technology with ultrasound appear to give men better information regarding the seriousness of their cancer, a new study suggests.

    The new technology -- which uses MRI scans to help doctors biopsy very specific p...Full Article

  • John Lipman, MD - Atlanta, GA - Interventional Radiology
    John Lipman, MD answered:
    Yes it can. If a fibroid is of sufficient size it can press on pelvic nerves to cause pain that can be felt in the pelvis which can radiate in to the lower back, hip, buttock, or down the leg. This is often worse just before or during the menses. Read More