Dr. John Lipman’s life’s work is to educate Black women about fibroids

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dr. John Lipman: The White man every Black woman should know

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 […]

Dr. John Lipman is working to improve the reproductive health of black women

By John C. Lipman, M.D. What if there was a condition that affected up to 80 percent of adult African American women and made the lives of many of these women absolutely miserable? What if there was a procedure that could replace the surgery that is typically done for this condition and relieve the suffering […]

Leatha Curington on Dr. Lipman’s uterine fibroid embolization

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 […]

Fibroid sufferers say goodbye hysterectomy; hello UFE

Most women suffering with uterine fibroids only hear about surgery (typically hysterectomy). Dr. John C Lipman wants these women to know they have a much better option (uterine fibroid embolization or UFE) that allows them to get the relief of symptoms while completely avoiding the risks and long recovery of surgery, and most importantly they get […]