If ‘how do I deal with uterine fibroids?’ is your question, UFE is the answer

For the past 25 years, I have been treating women suffering with uterine fibroids with a nonsurgical, outpatient treatment option which has transformed thousands of women’s lives. This procedure is called Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE). Chances are if you’ve been suffering with fibroids and went to your doctor, he/she didn’t mention this option despite UFE’s […]

Modern-day Tuskegee Experiment? What Black women are not being told

Despite the availability of a less-invasive therapy called uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), many Black women with uterine fibroids are given only one path to treatment: hysterectomy. “I was told by my doctor that hysterectomy was my only option.” As a physician who has spent the last 25 years treating uterine fibroids without surgery and increasing fibroid […]

The freedom to wear white

There is a movement sweeping through the heart of Atlanta. If you listen closely you may hear about it, but you are much more likely to see it first. In communities across the metro area and beyond, women everywhere are wearing white pants. It doesn’t matter that it was after Labor Day (or before Easter). […]

Dear fibroids: Women are tired of ‘keepin’ it moving!’

Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor seen in women. It is the most common reason why women have heavy menstrual periods. These benign tumors also cause significant pelvic pain which can radiate in to the lower back, hips, buttocks, and down the legs. Fibroids also often cause increased urinary frequency and waking up […]

Why do fibroids affect so many Black women?

Figure 1. (photo credit: Copyright Rob3000/DepositPhotos.com”) Uterine fibroids are the most common tumor of the female pelvis. Up to 80% of adult women of color have these benign, non-cancerous tumors. While there are women who have fibroids with little or no symptoms, they can cause absolute misery for many women. When present, fibroids are typically […]