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

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's long been known that people with Down syndrome are at higher risk for Alzheimer's disease.

    Now, research suggests that changes in the brains of people with Down syndrome, as seen on brain scans, might help lead to promising treatments that c...Full Article

  • John Lipman, MD - Atlanta, GA - Interventional Radiology
    John Lipman, MD answered:
    Virchow was a 19th Century physician who first described the risks for developing thrombosis, which still apply today. Virchow's triad consists of hypercoagulability (thicker blood), stasis of blood flow, and vessel endothelial (lining) injury. Venous blood in our legs needs to get back to the heart...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-behavioral Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sophisticated imaging tests could provide clues to how well a child with an autism spectrum disorder may develop language skills, possibly as early as when the child is just a year old, a new study suggests.

    "We discovered that at the very first...Full Article

  • John Lipman, MD - Atlanta, GA - Interventional Radiology
    John Lipman, MD answered:
    Uterine fibroids are benign (non-cancerous) tumors that are composed of smooth muscle and fibrous tissue. They are the most common pelvic tumor in women and affect 1 in every 3 women of childbearing age and as many as 80% of African-American women. These tumors can vary greatly in size and grow under...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Pancreatic cancer remains a "silent killer" because it is typically discovered too late for treatment to be very effective.

    Now, a small new study hints -- but cannot prove -- that using MRIs to screen people at high genetic risk for the disea...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Pancreatic cancer remains a "silent killer" because it is typically discovered too late for treatment to be very effective.

    Now, a small new study hints -- but cannot prove -- that using MRIs to screen people at high genetic risk for the disea...Full Article

  • John Lipman, MD - Atlanta, GA - Interventional Radiology
    John Lipman, MD answered:
    Yes ! In fact hysterectomy is largely unnecessary in the treatment of uterine fibroids which are benign, non-cancerous tumors. There is a significant value for women if they can keep their uterus which is underappreciated by some healthcare providers. The uterus is important for a woman psycholog...Read More
  • John Lipman, MD - Atlanta, GA - Interventional Radiology
    John Lipman, MD answered:
    No. There are a number of non-surgical treatments for fibroids; most notably Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) and MRI-guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS). UFE is performed by an Interventional Radiologist (see sirweb.org) who is a physician trained in minimally invasive targeted treatments performed...Read More
  • John Lipman, MD - Atlanta, GA - Interventional Radiology
    John Lipman, MD answered:
    Fibroids are benign tumors made up of smooth muscle and fibrous tissue. They are very firm and hard to the touch. The hardness of these tumors along with the location of the fibroids in the uterus determines what symptoms a woman might experience, keeping in mind that most women with fibroids do...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Obstetrics & Gynecology:

    TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Ultrasound should be the first type of imaging used to assess pelvic symptoms in women, a group of U.S. experts says.

    Ultrasound is safer and more cost-effective than other types of imaging for these types of cases, the team of obstetricians and...Full Article

  • John Lipman, MD - Atlanta, GA - Interventional Radiology
    John Lipman, MD answered:
    There are a number of procedures that help treat uterine fibroids. It is important to remember that prior to procedures there are less invasive ways to treat fibroids that should be tried first.
    • Diet/exercise/weight loss: The risk for uterine fibroids is low for a woman <120 lbs. Her risk will increase 21%/22lb
    ...Read More
  • John Lipman, MD - Atlanta, GA - Interventional Radiology
    John Lipman, MD answered:
    Rarely. Fibroids are typically seen in women of child-bearing age; most commonly between ages 30-55. However, women in their twenties and even on rare occasions women in their late teens will have fibroids detected. African-American women not only have a higher incidence of fibroids than other racial...Read More
  • John Lipman, MD - Atlanta, GA - Interventional Radiology
    John Lipman, MD answered:
    If you have fibroids and no symptoms, no treatment is necessary. You should continue all routine screening examinations and check-ups. If you develop significant symptoms, you should schedule an appointment right away with your healthcare provider to discuss these. The most notable are:
    • Heavy menstrual bleeding:
    ...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly all emergency room doctors surveyed order pricey MRIs or CT scans their patients may not need, mainly because they fear malpractice lawsuits, according to a new report.

    Of 435 ER physicians who completed the survey, 97 percent admitted to...Full Article

  • John Lipman, MD - Atlanta, GA - Interventional Radiology
    John Lipman, MD answered:
    It can be. Depending on where the fibroids are located will determine what if any symptoms the woman may experience. Fibroids located centrally in the uterus can displace the lining causing heavy menstrual flow. Those that are in the anterior part of the uterus can compress the bladder causing in...Read More