Dr. John Lipman

  • Vascular & Interventional Radiology
  • , Radiology
  • Smyrna, GA

Dr. Lipman's Activity

  • Dr. John C. Lipman, MD - Smyrna, GA - Vascular & Interventional Radiology

    Is there a cure for uterine fibroids?

    Uterine fibroids are benign, non-cancerous tumors of the uterus. Most women who have fibroids have no symptoms and do not need any treatment. Even for women suffering with fibroids, they do not need a cure of their fibroids per se, but rather need relief from the symptoms that the fibroids are causing. This can be a...Read More
  • Dr. John C. Lipman, MD - Smyrna, GA - Vascular & Interventional Radiology

    Can menopause cause heavy vaginal bleeding?

    No. By definition menopause is the complete cessation of menstrual bleeding for 12 consecutive months. This often occurs in women between 45-50 years of age, although a number of women go well in to their fifties before going in to menopause. Women over 40 years of age who are still menstruating (i.e. perimeno...Read More
  • Dr. John C. Lipman, MD - Smyrna, GA - Vascular & Interventional Radiology

    What can I do about painful ovarian cysts?

    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
  • Dr. John C. Lipman, MD - Smyrna, GA - Vascular & Interventional Radiology
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    How Is An Enlarged Uterus from Fibroids Like Pregnancy?

    Enlarged uteruses from fibroids are often compared to pregnancy based on their size. In this video, John Lipman, MD, interventional radiologist and Sharecare Advisory Board member, explains how these fibroids are sized.
  • Dr. John C. Lipman, MD - Smyrna, GA - Vascular & Interventional Radiology
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    What Is More Common, the Open Myomectomy or the Laproscopic Myomectomy?

    The open myomectomy is more common than the laparoscopic myomectomy because of the size of the uterus, says John Lipman, MD, interventional radiologist. In this video, he explains why the open myomectomy is usually the preferred surgical approach.
  • Dr. John C. Lipman, MD - Smyrna, GA - Vascular & Interventional Radiology
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    What Is a Myomectomy?

    A myomectomy involves surgically cutting into the uterus and removing fibroids. In this video, John Lipman, MD, interventional radiologist, discusses the two main approaches for this surgery—open myomectomies and laparoscopic myomectomies.
  • Dr. John C. Lipman, MD - Smyrna, GA - Vascular & Interventional Radiology
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    When Is a Myomectomy Better Than a UFE?

    In general, uterine fibroid embolizations (UFE) are a better option for older women with more fibroids, says John Lipman, MD, interventional radiologist and Sharecare Advisory Board member. In this video, he compares myomectomies and UFE.
  • Dr. John C. Lipman, MD - Smyrna, GA - Vascular & Interventional Radiology
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    In Uterine Fibroid Embolization, What Are the Particles Used to Block the Arteries?

    Acrylic beads embedded in gelatin are used in uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) to cut off the blood supply. In this video, John Lipman, MD, interventional radiologist and Sharecare Advisory Board member, explains how these beads work.
  • Dr. John C. Lipman, MD - Smyrna, GA - Vascular & Interventional Radiology
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    What Are the Challenges with a Myomectomy?

    The challenge with myomectomies (surgical removal of fibroids) is that surgeons usually can't get all of the fibroids. In this video, John Lipman, MD, interventional radiologist, explains that usually the smaller fibroids are left behind.
  • Dr. John C. Lipman, MD - Smyrna, GA - Vascular & Interventional Radiology
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    What Happens After the Uterine Fibroid Embolization?

    After a uterine fibroid embolization, fibroids will begin to shrink due to lack of blood supply. In this video, John Lipman, MD, interventional radiologist, explains that after three months, symptoms should improve drastically.
  • Dr. John C. Lipman, MD - Smyrna, GA - Vascular & Interventional Radiology
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    How Do Fibroids Affect Sexual Intercourse?

    Fibroids usually have an indirect effect on sexual intercourse, says John Lipman, MD, interventional radiologist and Sharecare Advisory Board member. In this video, he explains how the symptoms of fibroids may affect your sexual desire.
  • Dr. John C. Lipman, MD - Smyrna, GA - Vascular & Interventional Radiology
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    Are Fibroids Still a Problem After Menopause?

    Once a woman hits menopause, fibroids are no longer an issue because she is no longer bleeding. In this video, John Lipman, MD, interventional radiologist, explains what might cause a post-menopausal woman to need a uterine fibroid embolization.
  • Dr. John C. Lipman, MD - Smyrna, GA - Vascular & Interventional Radiology
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    Why Would Someone Need a Second UFE?

    Sometimes women grow new fibroids after a uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) procedure, says John Lipman, MD, interventional radiologist. In this video, he says that it's not very common for women to need a second UFE, but it does happen on occasion.
  • Dr. John C. Lipman, MD - Smyrna, GA - Vascular & Interventional Radiology
    Dr. John C. Lipman, MD has posted a video:

    What Is the Uterine Fibroid Embolization Procedure Like?

    Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a non-surgical procedure, in which catheters are directed through the uterine arteries. In this video, John Lipman, MD, interventional radiologist, details UFE and the benefits it offers.
  • Dr. John C. Lipman, MD - Smyrna, GA - Vascular & Interventional Radiology
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    What Are Treatments for Fibroids Beyond Medication?

    Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a non-surgical option to treat fibroids, says John Lipman, MD, interventional radiologist and Sharecare Advisory Board member. In this video, he discusses UFE and other procedures used in the past.