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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…

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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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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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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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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…

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