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  • Uterine Fibroid Program

    Uterine fibroids are a very common condition, occurring in nearly half of women in their reproductive years and up to two-thirds of women by the time they go through menopause. While many fibroids cause no problems, some can cause serious quality-of-life issues for women and require treatment.

  • The Uterine Fibroid Program at UK HealthCare is a team of talented gynecologists and interventionalists who are working together to provide the most advanced, patient-specific diagnosis and surgical and non-surgical treatment options for uterine fibroids.

  • Not all fibroids need to be treated. However, if treatment is necessary, the most common procedures are:

    • Laparoscopic hysterectomy, or the complete removal of the uterus.

    • Medical and surgical alternatives to hysterectomy.

    • Laparoscopic myomectomy, or the surgical removal of fibroids from the uterus. This option is appropriate for women who are planning to become pregnant in the future.

    • Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) - a nonsurgical option for women suffering with fibroids is now being offered. Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure which cuts off the blood supply to the fibroid(s) and causes them to shrink. There is minimal or no scarring, less pain and a much quicker recovery. Women can usually resume normal activities in a few days.

  • Patient appointments


    Clinic Location

    UK Women’s Health Obstetrics & Gynecology
    125 E. Maxwell St., Suite 140
    Lexington KY 40508

Page last updated: 4/15/2015 2:37:48 PM