The following treatment options are available for women who suffer from uterine fibroids:
||What is it?
||Estimated Recovery Time
|MR guided Focused Ultrasound
||Non-invasive, FDA approved outpatient procedure which utilizes ultrasound
energy to shrink the size of the fibroids.
||Surgical removal of the entire uterus and in some cases,
removal of ovaries and fallopian tubes.
||Surgical removal of one or more of the fibroids.
|Laparoscopic Myomectomy or Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
||One or more of the fibroids, or the entire uterus,
are surgically removed using laparoscopic endoscopic techniques.
|| 2-3 weeks
|Drug treatments causing fibroid shrinkage, associated
with several clinical side-effects.
|Uterine Artery Embolization
||Invasive radiology procedure which decreases
blood flow to the fibroids.
||No treatment. Monitoring for any progression