First-of-its-kind center dedicated to treating uterine fibroids
The Jefferson Fibroid Center is the first multidisciplinary center specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of uterine fibroids. With Jefferson Health, you are choosing an experienced team that continues to lead the field of fibroid treatment. We combine our expert treatment options with our collaborative, personalized approach to align on the optimal treatment plan for you.
Our fibroid specialists are nationally and internationally recognized experts in the treatment of fibroids. Our multidisciplinary team consists of gynecologists, gynecologic surgeons, interventional radiologists and fertility specialists who collaborate to align on a treatment plan personalized to each patient. The combination of our specialized training and expert skill sets enables us to provide the most effective treatment based on your clinical needs that also fits your personal needs and goals, including future fertility.
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A Range of Treatment Options
We offer the full spectrum of fibroid treatment options, from expectant management for asymptomatic fibroids, to medications, such as pain relievers and hormones, to surgical treatment options, such as fibroid embolization, myomectomy and hysterectomy.
For patients requiring surgery, our expert team of surgeons are able to perform minimally invasive, outpatient surgeries for the majority of fibroid cases. Our advanced approach, including laparoscopic and robotic surgery techniques, minimizes recovery time and scarring. We offer full followup care, both short- and long-term, with the goal of helping you achieve significant and sustained improvement of your fibroid-related symptoms.
From our wide range of treatment options, we personalize our treatment approach for each patient. We partner with our patients, interventional radiologists and fertility specialists to align on the right treatment plan for you. We take a whole-person approach to assess the impact of our treatment plan on your future and overall health based on your unique clinical situation and personal goals and lifestyle. Major considerations include fibroid size, number and location as well as your age and desire for future pregnancy. Together, we will align on the optimal treatment plan for you.
Message from our Director
“Welcome to the Jefferson Fibroid Center. Our multidisciplinary team offers a comprehensive and collaborative approach to fibroid treatment. Together with Gynecologists, Gynecologic Surgeons, Interventional Radiologists and Fertility Specialists, we help our patients to achieve symptom relief while preserving future fertility plans. When a procedure is indicated, Jefferson physicians utilize the latest technology in surgery and imaging to provide the best outcomes. Ultimately, our goal is to help you return to normal life as quickly and easily as possible.”
- Beau Park, MD
Up to 75 percent of reproductive-aged people in certain populations may have uterine fibroids during their lifetime, though only 25 percent may experience symptoms. Common symptoms of uterine fibroids include:
- Frequent urination
- Painful periods
- Pain during sex
- Lower back pain
- Heavy bleeding
- Enlargement of the lower abdomen
- Complications during pregnancy and labor
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