USA Fibroid Centers was featured on CBS WDBJ 7 Virginia Newscasts during Fibroid Awareness Month.
Dr. Yan Katsnelson, CEO and founder of USA Fibroid Centers, points out that many women diagnosed with fibroids are given a hysterectomy as the primary option. He believes this is unnecessary since fibroids are benign and not cancerous. He emphasizes that organs should not be removed for benign diseases.
Malorie Bailey, actress and reality star, suffered from uterine fibroid symptoms for 17 years.
Bailey expressed her reluctance to undergo a hysterectomy and lose her uterus, especially after experiencing the emotional toll of miscarriages. She successfully had uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) at USA Fibroid Centers.
UFE blocks the blood supply to the fibroids, causing them to shrink over time. This procedure can be performed through a small needle hole in the wrist or groin and typically takes only 30 to 40 minutes. If you are concerned that you have fibroids, take the USA Fibroid Centers’ symptoms quiz.
Watch the broadcast here.
Read the transcript:
ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) – According to the Office on Women’s Health, uterine fibroids are muscular tumors that grow in the wall of the uterus and are almost always noncancerous. They are common in women in their 30s and 40s but can happen to anyone.
July is Fibroid Awareness Month, and doctors want women to know there are treatment options available.
Dr. Yan Katsnelson is the CEO and founder of USA Fibroid Centers. He says a majority of women with fibroids are told they need a hysterectomy, which he says is unnecessary.
“Hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus. It’s wrong. It’s not cancer, it’s benign. And for benign disease, organs should not be removed,” Dr. Katsnelson said.
Malorie Bailey is now in her 50s and says she’s been dealing with uterine fibroids for 17 years. Her journey started in 2007 when she was trying to conceive and had a miscarriage.
“So I felt very discouraged. I already had a different mindset because I lost two babies and no one would ever know the toll that it takes on you from just having like two miscarriages, so I don’t want to hear that I have to remove my uterus and I can never have kids.”
Dr. Katsnelson says there are other noninvasive procedures that can treat fibroids, including uterine fibroid embolization. UFE shrinks fibroids by blocking the blood supply to them. Once the blood supply is gone, they shrink over time.
“You can imagine a needle hole in just a wrist or groin. And through tiny catheters, we can fix the problem that was preventing normal life. preventing normal life physically, socially, emotionally and mentally, relationships, children future generations within a 30 to 40-minute procedure,” he said.
Thursday, July 27, The Fibroid Fighters Foundation is having its 50 Shades of Purple Summit in New York.
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