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:
    HHT is Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia. It is also known as Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome. It is an autosomal dominant genetic disorder. The Curacao Diagnostic Criteria are used to characterize the likelihood that a particular patient has HHT. The 4 criteria are: 1. Spontaneous and recurrent nosebleeds...Read More
  • John Lipman, MD - Atlanta, GA - Interventional Radiology
    John Lipman, MD answered:
    A varicocele is a varicose vein(s) involving the veins that drain the testicles/scrotum. They result from the same mechanism that causes varicose veins in other parts of the body. The venous dilatation comes from venous hypertension exacerbated by gravity causing incompetent veins. This changes the di...Read More
  • John Lipman, MD - Atlanta, GA - Interventional Radiology
    John Lipman, MD answered:
    It would be very unlikely. Increasing age (over 35) decreases fertility, and it is markedly diminished at age 50. Fibroids also can hinder a woman's fertility, and there may even be a negative impact on fertility from Uterine Artery Embolization (UAE) similar to that seen with women that undergo surgery...Read More
  • John Lipman, MD - Atlanta, GA - Interventional Radiology
    John Lipman, MD answered:
    Hysterectomy (the surgical removal of a woman's uterus) has been and still is the appropriate in the treatment for uterine cancer. However, the most common reason why a woman undergoes hysterectomy today and in the past has been for uterine fibroids which are a benign tumors. For women suffering...Read More
  • John Lipman, MD - Atlanta, GA - Interventional Radiology
    John Lipman, MD answered:
    The following are risk factors for varicose veins:
    1. Female sex: Women are several times more likely to suffer with varicose veins. Female hormones relax vein walls which can lead to varicose veins. Hormonal changes during pregnancy and menopause may increase a woman's risk. Taking birth control&nbs
    ...Read More
  • John Lipman, MD - Atlanta, GA - Interventional Radiology
    John Lipman, MD answered:
    The following are risk factors for varicose veins:
    1. Female sex: Women are several times more likely to suffer with varicose veins. Female hormones relax vein walls which can lead to varicose veins. Hormonal changes during pregnancy and menopause may increase a woman's risk. Taking birth control&nbs
    ...Read More
  • John Lipman, MD - Atlanta, GA - Interventional Radiology
    John Lipman, MD answered:
    The symptoms from uterine fibroids (most commonly heavy uterine bleeding, pelvic pain, and increased urinary frequency) can get worse over time as the fibroids grow under hormonal stimulation. However, there are many women who can have fibroids in their uterus throughout their entire life and not have any symptoms from them...Read More
  • John Lipman, MD - Atlanta, GA - Interventional Radiology
    John Lipman, MD answered:
    A varicocele is a collection of varicose (dilated) and twisted veins in the scrotum. It is most commonly seen in youg men (ages 15-25), and usually involves the veins of the left side of the scrotum (although it can be bilateral).  Read More
  • John Lipman, MD - Atlanta, GA - Interventional Radiology
    John Lipman, MD answered:
    The Society of Interventional Radiology website can find Interventional Radiologists throughout the United States. The website is www.SIRweb.org. By choosing the state that you live in, you will see the cities in that state listed alphabetically. Under each city the individual IRs are listed also in&n...Read More
  • John Lipman, MD - Atlanta, GA - Interventional Radiology
    John Lipman, MD answered:
    In the December 2011 issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Duke University researchers corroborated what many physicians have felt for many years, namely younger women who underwent hysterectomy had an approximate 2x increased incidence of early menopause. This early menopause increases a woman's risk...Read More
  • John Lipman, MD - Atlanta, GA - Interventional Radiology
    John Lipman, MD answered:
    Most commonly adenomyosis is discovered incidentally when the uterus is surgically removed for other reasons. While it can be diagnosed during hysterosalpingography (HSG) where contrast dye is injected in to the uterine cavity or with pelvic ultrasound (US), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Routine screening for heart disease isn't effective for people with diabetes who have no symptoms but are at high risk for a heart attack, according to a new study.

    Researchers found the screenings do not help prevent heart attacks or help patien...Full Article

  • John Lipman, MD - Atlanta, GA - Interventional Radiology
    John Lipman, MD answered:
    Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE), also known as Uterine Artery Embolization (UAE) is performed by Interventional Radiologists (IRs), physicians who are trained in image-guided, minimally invasive targeted treatments for medical conditions all over the body.
    IRs place a thin catheter in to each uterine...Read More
  • John Lipman, MD - Atlanta, GA - Interventional Radiology
    John Lipman, MD answered:
    Yes. Uterine fibroids are the most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding. Sometimes because the bleeding has been heavy for a long time, the woman doesn't recognize the amount of bleeding to be abnormal. Changing more than 8 pads a day or more frequently than every 3 hours is too often and should...Read More
  • John Lipman, MD - Atlanta, GA - Interventional Radiology
    John Lipman, MD answered:
    The most common reason why hysterectomies are performed are uterine fibroids which are benign, non-cancerous tumors. It is important for women with symptomatic fibroids to know they do not need to undergo hysterectomy. Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) performed by Interventional Radiologists (IRs)...Read More