Fibroid Treatment in Harlem
Did you know that between 70 to 80% of women will develop uterine fibroids before the age of 50? According to the Society of Interventional Radiology, over 52 percent of women do not think they’re at risk of developing this common, uterine condition. If you have been experiencing periods that last more than 10 days per month, severe cramping, or urinary urgency, you may want to get checked for fibroids.
If you’ve put off getting a diagnosis or treatment because you don’t want to undergo surgery, we understand. The good news is there’s a non-surgical treatment available called Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE). At USA Fibroid Centers, we believe that hysterectomy, the surgical removal of the uterus either partially or fully, should never be a woman’s first or only fibroid treatment choice.
Our experts aim to raise awareness about this effective, non-surgical treatment that can preserve your uterus, retain fertility functions, alleviate painful symptoms, as well as get you back to living life to its fullest.
Uterine fibroids are the most common type of abnormal growth on the uterus. Although they are not cancerous, fibroids nonetheless have the potential to cause harm to surrounding organs. In some cases, fertility can be impacted.
You can have a single fibroid or multiple growths, with some fibroids weighing more than twenty pounds. The type, size, location, and number of fibroids can impact which symptoms present, as well as their severity. In some cases, there may be no symptoms at all.
Although fibroid symptoms range, they can include:
- Heavy or prolonged menstruation
- Anemia-induced fatigue
- Pelvic or lower back pain
- Protruding abdomen or belly
- Frequent urination
- Painful sexual intercourse
- Severe cramps or pelvic pressure
When your uterine fibroid symptoms are interfering with your career, sex life, self-esteem, or social interactions, we recommend seeking treatment. USA Fibroid Centers offer state-of-the-art facilities for fibroid treatment in Harlem.
Non-surgical Harlem uterine fibroids treatment
While many believe that hysterectomy is the only treatment option for uterine fibroids, that simply isn’t true. At USA Fibroid Centers, our fibroid specialists aim to educate on a less invasive, lower-risk, non-surgical treatment available that allows the uterus to remain intact. Uterine Fibroid Embolization, approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is an out-patient procedure that is less invasive, lower-risk, and has a much shorter recovery time of only one to two weeks.
USA Fibroid Centers’ highly qualified Harlem fibroid specialists perform Uterine Fibroid Embolization in state-of-the-art facilities. Unlike some other Harlem fibroid removal specialists, we use an advanced ultrasound method called fibroid mapping to locate your fibroids. Treatment takes between 30 to 45 minutes and is performed under light sedation, so you’ll remain comfortable the entire time:
- Our experts make a small incision in your upper thigh
- Embolic material is injected through a tiny catheter into the uterine artery to block blood flow to the fibroids
- Once cut off from blood flow and nutrients, the fibroid(s) will shrink and eventually die
- The injected material remains permanently in the blood vessels at the fibroid site, making it unlikely that the fibroid will regrow in the future
- Afterwards, all you’ll need is a small bandage on your incision
If you’d like to learn more, it’s easy and convenient to stop into our Harlem office. We are close to public transportation in a neighborhood close surrounded by local businesses, restaurants, and retail shops. To find out whether you are a candidate for Uterine Fibroid Embolization, make an appointment today to meet with one of our Harlem fibroid specialists. In Harlem, fibroid treatments at USA Fibroid Centers are performed with skill, state of the art technology, and the highest regard for our patients’ quality of life.
Looking for a Harlem Fibroid Specialist Near You?
As the number-one fibroid treatment experts, USA Fibroid Centers offers dozens of clinics across the country. Our highly-rated Harlem fibroid specialists provide expert care when performing Uterine Fibroid Embolization, with the primary goal of avoiding any unnecessary invasive treatment in Harlem – fibroid surgery included. We want patients to understand their full range of treatment options — then rediscover life free of fibroid pain, discomfort, and unpredictability.
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How to get to Harlem USA Fibroid Center Locations
In Harlem, uterine fibroid treatment is available at our office, just east of Sugar Hill and Hamilton Heights. Find us at 145th and Frederick Douglass Boulevard, close to The City College. If arriving by public transport, we are a short walk from the 3 train at 148th Street and the ABCD trains at 145th street.
Book your Harlem Fibroid Treatment today
If uterine fibroid symptoms are negatively impacting your daily life, our fibroid experts want to help. At USA Fibroid Centers, we believe everyone deserves to live a life without uncomfortable, inconvenient, or painful symptoms. To book an appointment with one of our top fibroid specialists for uterine fibroid removal in Harlem, use our convenient online scheduling form.