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Monthly Archives: July 2009

Outcomes after Uterine artery Embolization for Pedunculated Subserosal Leiomyomas

UAE for subserosal pedunculated fibroids appears to be safe for most women, depending on the size of the fibroid and width of the stalk.

Is it a good idea to donate your own blood before having abdominal myomectomy surgery?

Dr. Parker’s Comment: I recently attended a lecture by a world expert in blood transfusion medicine and it was eye-opening. It turns out that every day that blood, even your own blood, sits in the blood bank refrigerator, it decreases in quality. Studies show that in an ICU with really ill patients, the ones who […]

Quality of Life after Fibroid Embolization

Quality of life is very good after fibroid treatment with uterine fibroid embolization

What Size and Number of Fibroids Cause Symptoms that Lead to Treatment?

The Fibroid Growth Study: Determinants of Therapeutic Intervention. Authors: Davis BJ, Haneke KE, Miner K, Kowalik A, Barrett JC, Peddada S, Baird DD. J Journal: Women’s Health (Larchmt). 2009 May;18(5):725-32. Study performed by: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA. Barbara.Davis@MPI.com Problem: A common question in my office is “if […]

Fibroid Doctor William H. Parker

Dr. William H. Parker is a board-certified Fellow in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Parker is an internationally recognized expert in fibroid surgery and research. Based in San Diego, California, he is considered one of the best fibroid surgeons for abdominal and laparoscopic myomectomy in the United States and abroad. He has been chosen for Best Doctors in America and Top Doctors every year beginning in the late 90's.

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