Uterine fibroids are benign growths in the uterus that are not cancerous, but they can cause troublesome challenges to your gynecological health. At Beach Wellness MD in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles, California, dual board-certified interventional radiologist Ali Golshan, MD, provides non-surgical treatment for these fibroids to help you achieve relief. Uterine fibroid embolization is an established and effective treatment performed in-office without general anesthesia. Call the office or schedule an appointment using the online tool to learn more.
Uterine fibroids are incredibly common and noncancerous. They range in size from being barely visible to the naked eye to being as large as a grapefruit. In many cases, fibroids don’t cause symptoms, but in some women, they can be extremely disruptive.
As fibroids get larger, you may notice your abdomen looks swollen and distended. You may also have pain during sexual intercourse as a result of fibroids.
Dr. Golshan uses diagnostic imaging tests, including ultrasound, MRI to detect uterine fibroids. He also evaluates your gynecological history and symptoms to determine if fibroids are likely the cause of your discomfort and issues.
Uterine fibroids are sometimes treated with surgery – either a myomectomy in which just the fibroid is removed or a total hysterectomy to remove the entire uterus. Uterine fibroid embolization is an effective nonsurgical treatment.
In 9 out of 10 cases, women who undergo uterine fibroid embolization experience significant improvement in their symptoms. Uterine fibroid embolization has many benefits over surgery, including:
The procedure involves the insertion of a thin catheter into an artery near the fibroid’s blood supply. The catheter releases small particles that block the small blood vessels feeding the fibroid, so the growth is deprived of nutrients and cannot survive. Dr. Golshan performs more than 1,000 vascular procedures per year and is experienced in uterine fibroid embolization. The procedure is effective for multiple fibroids.
If you have symptomatic uterine fibroids, consult Beach Wellness MD to learn about your options for noninvasive uterine fibroid embolization. Call the office or request a consultation online.