Jefferson University Hospitals

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Fibroid Center

During COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak

We are still scheduling appointments for new and existing patients. At this time, patients may bring one person to an office visit, office procedure or ultrasound. However, we have made several temporary adjustments to how we deliver care to reduce your risk and ensure safety. Adjustments we’ve made include:

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  • Increased Safety Measures
    Masks are required of all who enter our office. We do not recommend bringing a child to your visit at this time.
  • Video/Telehealth visits
    These visits allow you to use a mobile device (smartphone or tablet) or desktop computer with a camera to speak with your provider through a video connection.
  • Expanded In-person appointments
    We added early-morning and evening appointments for those with medical conditions that make them more susceptible to illness. Additionally, we created appropriate space between chairs in waiting areas and ensure that all patients and care team members have masks and appropriate protection.

Learn more about initiating a video visit by speaking with your physician’s office or by visiting our telehealth services page.

First-of-its-kind center dedicated to treating uterine fibroids

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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.

Multidisciplinary Team

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.

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.

Personalized Approach

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.

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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

Common Symptoms

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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