Treatment Options

The following treatment options are available for women who suffer from uterine fibroids:

Procedure 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. 1-2 days
Hysterectomy Surgical removal of the entire uterus and in some cases, removal of ovaries and fallopian tubes. 6-8 weeks
Myomectomy Surgical removal of one or more of the fibroids. 2-3 weeks
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
Hormone Therapy
Drug treatments causing fibroid shrinkage, associated with several clinical side-effects. None
Uterine Artery Embolization Invasive radiology procedure which decreases blood flow to the fibroids. 3 weeks
Watchful waiting No treatment. Monitoring for any progression of symptoms. Not applicable