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Top 3 Treatment Options for Fibroids

Uterine Fibroids

Yelena Havryliuk, MD, FACOG, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Weill Cornell Medical College, discusses the top three options for fibroid management. The first treatment option is hormonal medication, which can addresses abnormal bleeding patterns, but may not address the bulk of the symptoms or pelvic pain and pressure. A second option for fibroid management is through surgery, such as a myomectomy or hysterectomy. While often effective, these invasive measures have surgical risks and prolonged recovery times. Finally, there are less invasive options like uterine fibroid embolization and radiofrequency ablation, such as the Acessa procedure, which fall somewhere in between hormonal medications and surgery.

Resources & References:

www.fibroid.com/acessa/

www.acessaprocedure.com/

www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/uterine-fibroids/basics/definition/con-20037901

Disclosures:

Yelena Havryliuk, MD, FACOG

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