What procedures help treat uterine fibroids?

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For many women, treatment of uterine fibroids is accomplished by surgical removal, either by laparoscopy or an open abdominal incision. The goal of both approaches is to reduce the number of fibroids and restore normal anatomy as best as possible. The advantages of laparoscopy are less scar tissue formation and a faster return to normal activities afterward.

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Dr. John C. Lipman, MD
Vascular & Interventional Radiologist

There are three main procedures which have been proven safe and effective in the treatment of uterine fibroids:

  1. Hysterectomy (surgical removal of the uterus)
  2. Myomectomy (surgical removal of a portion of the fibroids)
  3. Uterine Fibroid Embolization (non-surgical outpatient procedure which knocks out every fibroid)

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