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What procedures help treat uterine fibroids?

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)

A uterine artery embolization can help treat uterine fibroids. All procedures carry complications. In this video, Renee Cotter, MD, of West Hills Hospital, explains what different complications may arise after an uterine artery embolization.

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