At VIVA EVE fibroid treatment center in Queens, we only recommend treatments that are appropriate based on each patient's medical case and unique circumstances. Most of our patients who are eligible for uterine fibroid embolization choose to have this very effective and safe procedure. For patients who are not good candidates for UFE or choose not to explore that option, VIVA EVE offers a full range of both minimally invasive and surgical treatments for their symptomatic fibroids.
There are several factors that will determine which is the best course of treatment for you, including your age, your risk factors, how bad your symptoms are, the location, type and size of your fibroids, etc.
Fibroids are benign tumors that grow on or in the muscular walls of the uterus. Some fibroid tumors don’t produce any symptoms at all, while others can be severely symptomatic. It is common for a woman to have multiple fibroid tumors and it may be difficult to understand which fibroid is causing specific symptoms. The best fibroid doctors and top specialists in NYC who are part of the fibroid treatment center VIVA EVE, work alongside interventional radiologists to determine the best course of treatment for each individual patient.
You have fibroids, but not the symptoms
If your fibroids do not cause symptoms, there is no need to treat them. However, even if you are asymptomatic, you need to continue monitoring your fibroids and see your doctor regularly.
Fibroid Treatment Options
The best fibroid doctors who a part of the VIVA EVE fibroid center team are uniquely qualified to diagnose and treat your symptomatic uterine fibroids and adenomyosis. And when you search for a fibroid specialist near me, our medical office will almost certainly be one of the first results you will see.
Compare Treatment Options
|Uterine Fibroid Embolization||Minimally invasive, nonsurgical procedure blocks the blood flow to fibroid tumors, causing them to shrink. Performed by an interventional radiologist.||No general anesthesia required. Very small incision. Typical recovery less than one week. Less risk of major complications than surgical procedures. A single treatment is about 90% effective.||Post-procedural pain that generally dissipates in a few days. Complications may include mild fatigue or low-grade fever.|
|Myomectomy||Surgical removal of fibroid tumors.||Relieves symptoms and preserves uterus. Some myomectomy procedures can be performed on patients with cancer.||Risks associated with major surgery, general anesthesia, and hospitalization. Up to six weeks of recovery. Fibroids can recur.|
|Hysterectomy||Surgical removal of the uterus.||Permanently relieves symptoms.||Loss of fertility. Risks associated with major surgery, general anesthesia, and hospitalization. Up to six weeks of recovery. Hormonal changes and potential long-term side effects if ovaries are removed.|
|MR-guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUs)||Ultrasound waves penetrate the abdominal wall and heat fibroid tissue, causing the tumor to shrink.||Procedure can take several hours. Usually only appropriate for small fibroids near the surface of the uterus. Some insurance plans may not cover. Fibroids may recur.||No incision. One- to two-day recovery with minimal discomfort. Preserves uterus.|
|Hormone Treatment||Hormones moderate the production of estrogen and progesterone, putting patient in temporary postmenopausal state. When hormone production decreases, fibroids shrink and symptoms improve.||Non-surgical. Preserves uterus. No anesthesia; no recovery time.||Symptoms return when treatment stops. Some treatments will pause fertility. Recommended for a maximum of six months; otherwise may lead to early menopause-like symptoms, including osteoporosis (bone loss).|
Why You Need a Fibroid Specialist
Fibroid tumors often are innocuous; you may not even know you have them until a doctor finds them on an ultrasound you’re having for an entirely different reason. Many women first discover the presence of fibroids when they become pregnant and have an ultrasound. Being pregnant with fibroids might be another reason to see a uterine fibroid specialist.
Physicians with other specialties may need up to five or six different tests to determine the cause of your pain or discomfort. At a fibroid center in NYC, your fibroid tumor treatment can take place quickly once a diagnosis is made, which also happens quickly. When you rely on a “fibroid specialist near me,” you can reduce pain, reverse fibroid growth and undergo the most effective uterine fibroids treatment for your situation.
While nearly 80 percent of women develop uterine fibroids before they reach menopause, not all of them experience symptoms. Fibroids can be as small as seeds or as large as a grapefruit. And it’s those larger fibroids that usually cause the most pain. Other symptoms include:
- Heavy bleeding
- Strong menstrual cramps
- Lower back pain
- The need to urinate more frequently
- Pain during intercourse
- Unexplained weight gain
Many doctors unfamiliar with fibroids often confuse uterine tumors with other conditions that share many of the same symptoms, such as:
Fortunately, your Forest Hills fibroid doctor can identify these conditions. After a diagnosis, treatment to resolve them follows, all at the same fibroid clinic.
The Best Way to Treat Fibroids Depends on You
While research continues, little is known about the primary cause of fibroids. No one really understands why some women have a much harder time with them. There do seem to be a number of shared factors, such as:
- Vitamin D deficiency
- Alcohol consumption
- Diet high in red meat
Your uterine fibroid specialist in NYC determines the likelihood of your fibroids continuing to grow before deciding to take measures to shrink them. The best treatment for fibroids always is determined by your individual needs, your unique risks and your personal reasons.