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Dr. John Lipman is a board-certified interventional radiologist and renowned authority in the nonsurgical treatment of uterine fibroids. He has practiced in Atlanta for the past 30 years and is the founder and medical director of the Atlanta Fibroid Center, a state-of-the-art medical facility that has cared for women throughout the world. He also is…

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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…

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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).…

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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…

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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…

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Imagine a nonsurgical solution for uterine fibroids that’s much safer and far less intrusive than surgery. The procedure can be performed in about 30 to 45 minutes and only requires a week for recovery. Patients go home on the day of the procedure with just a bandaid (and their uterus). Yes, that option exists. It’s…

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Leatha Curington is one of Dr. John C. Lipman’s patients who has undergone the uterine fibroid embolization procedure. Dr. Lipman is a board certified Interventional Radiologist. Curington talks about her experience with fibroids and how she found out about the UFE procedure. How long have you suffered with fibroids? I did the math. It shocked and appalled…

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