Uterine fibroids are benign tumors of the uterus that affect up to 80% of women.1,2 Although hysterectomy is the most common treatment for uterine fibroids, women do not have to lose their uterus or go under the knife to relieve their symptoms – there are alternatives for those seeking less invasive options.
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital will be hosting a free “Advanced Fibroid Treatment Options” seminar on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, to discuss the different solutions available for fibroids. Featured guest speakers will include James Spies, MD, and Theresa Caridi, MD.
One such alternative treatment option is uterine fibroid embolization (UFE). “Uterine fibroid embolization is for those women who would like a definitive treatment for all their fibroids but would like to avoid an operation,” says Dr. James Spies MD MPH, Professor, Chairman and Chief of Service of the Department of Radiology at Georgetown University School of Medicine
Full event details for Georgetown’s “Advanced Fibroid Treatment Options” seminar and other Community Health Talks and events can be found at https://ask4ufe.com/events/.
- Baird DD, Dunson DB, Hill MC, Cousins D, Schectman JM. High cumulative incidence of uterine leiomyoma in black and white women: ultrasound evidence. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2003;188:100-7.
- Laughlin SK, Stewart EA. Uterine leiomyomas: individualizing the approach to a heterogeneous condition. Obstet Gynecol 2011;117:396-403.