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Morcellation – Write Congress

Joan, San Diego I’ve been feeling frustrated and concerned about the upcoming FDA meeting later this week on the power morcellator. My fear is that the FDA panel will get a very slanted view of the situation because not enough woman who have benefited from minimally invasive gyn surgery using a morcellator can take the […]

Embolization has Better Long-term Results than High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound

Study: Outcome of uterine artery embolization versus MR-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound treatment for uterine fibroids: Long-term results. Journal: European Journal of Radiology, 2013 (not printed yet) Authors: Froeling V, Meckelburg K, Schreiter NF, Scheurig-Muenkler C, Kamp J, Maurer MH, Beck A, Hamm B, Kroencke TJ. Study from: Medical University of Berlin, Germany Problem: The first […]

Complication Rates and Effectiveness of Uterine Artery Embolization

Title: Complication Rates and Effectiveness of Uterine Artery Embolization in the Treatment of Symptomatic Leiomyomas: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Journal: American Journal of Roentgenology, 2012; volume 199, pages 1153-1163. Authors: Sundeep S. Toor, Arash Jaberi, D. Blair Macdonald, Mathew D. F. McInnes, Mark E. Schweitzer and Pasteur Rasuli. Study from: Department of Medical Imaging, […]

Randomised comparison of uterine artery embolisation (UAE) with surgical treatment in patients with symptomatic uterine fibroids (REST trial): 5-year results.

Authors: Moss J, Cooper K, Khaund A, Murray L, Murray G, Wu O, Craig L, Lumsden M. Journal: British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology  2011;118:936–944. Study From: North Glasgow University Hospitals, Glasgow, UK Problem: Women with uterine fibroids now have a number of treatment options available. Very few studies have compared the results of treatment […]

Second Opinions

Dr. Parker, I am 49 yrs. old in good physical health. I walk or run several times a week, and am slim(5ft.115 lbs) and look youthful. However, I have a lot of stress-6 children, 2 with drug addictions, a difficult marriage, etc. I have a 10 cm fibroid that is putting pressure on my rectum. […]

Outcomes from fibroid (leiomyoma) therapies: comparison with normal controls.

Journal: Obstetetrics and Gynecology. 2010 Sep;116(3):641-52. Authors: Spies JB, Bradley LD, Guido R, Maxwell GL, Levine BA, Coyne K. Study from: Georgetown University Hospital Department of Radiology, Washington, DC Problem: Despite the very common occurrence of fibroids, very few studies have evaluated the severity of symptoms caused by uterine fibroids, their effect on health-related quality-of-life, […]

Pregnancy after Uterine Fibroid Embolization

Journal: Fertil Steril. 2010 Sep 24. [Epub ahead of print] Authors: Pisco JM, Duarte M, Bilhim T, Cirurgião F, Oliveira AG. Study from: Department of Radiology, St. Louis Hospital; New University of Lisbon, Portugal. Problem: The safety of pregnancy following embolization (UAE) is uncertain because there have been few publications examining this issue. Study: In […]

How Do Women Feel after Treatment for Fibroids with Myomectomy, Embolization or Hysterectomy?

At the beginning of the study, the women filled out questionnaires asking about their level of activity, energy level, sexual function, pain, social functioning, general health and mental health. Six and 12 months later, questionnaires showed that, after any of the three fibroid treatments, most women felt as good as women without fibroids. At 12 months, women who had a hysterectomy had fewer symptoms (no bleeding) than women who had myomectomies or UAE.

Everyone has an opinion – which is best?

I am a 46 year old women who has had fibroids about 15 years. They now have disrupted my life significantly. My uterus measures 13.0 x 6.7 x 9, I have approx. 12-16 fibroids from very small to 7 being 2.4 cm or larger. I have anemia and have been on prescription iron for 2 […]

Uterine artery embolization for fibroids is associated with an increased risk of miscarriage.

Women who get pregnant following UAE have higher risks of miscarriage and excessive bleeding after delivery.

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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 Los Angeles, 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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