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:

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  • John Lipman, MD - Atlanta, GA - Interventional Radiology
    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
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    TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research from Taiwan uncovers more evidence that women may have a tougher time recovering their memory after concussions.

    Scientists don't know why the brains of women seem to respond to these brain injuries differently from those of men. Bu...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a step toward personalized vaccines against cancer, scientists report they have developed an immune-system therapy that knocks out several types of aggressive tumors in mice.

    German researchers said the findings, reported April 22 in the jo...Full Article

  • John Lipman, MD - Atlanta, GA - Interventional Radiology
    John Lipman, MD answered:
    The three most common medications used to treat fibroids are the following:
    • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (ex. ibuprofen). These help to reduce pain and bleeding. In, 2009, tranexamic acid was FDA approved as the first non-hormonal drug cleared for treating heavy menstrual bleeding.
    ...Read More
  • John Lipman, MD - Atlanta, GA - Interventional Radiology
    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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    SUNDAY, April 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking aspirin regularly over several years may help prevent gastrointestinal cancers, a new study suggests.

    There was a 20 percent lower risk of cancers of the gastrointestinal tract, especially in the colon and rectum...Full Article

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    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
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    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
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    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