Women with uterine fibroids are often unaware of the highly effective treatment options available to them. The Montefiore-Einstein Fibroid Center provides a unique opportunity to receive thorough, conveniently centralized care that emphasizes early detection, careful diagnosis and an individualized approach for each patient.
Uterine fibroids may occur in up to 50 percent of women during their childbearing years. One in four of these women require treatment. Of the more than 600,000 hysterectomies performed annually in the United States, almost 35 percent are for uterine fibroids.
Our expert staff at the Fibroid Center includes five gynecologists and two nurse practitioners. Together, we help each woman determine the best treatment, based on the size and location of her fibroids, her age and general health, and her reproductive history and plans. We take particular care to discuss the best options for those women who anticipate future pregnancies.
If a woman thinks she might have uterine fibroids, we begin by offering an accurate diagnosis. Symptoms include:
When a woman experiences any, or all, of these symptoms, we can use a pelvic exam and ultrasound to determine the best treatment plan. Or her own doctor may refer her to us for expert diagnosis. Our Fibroid Center is a center without walls, and we work closely with other departments at Montefiore when a woman requires additional specialized care.
Our doctors help each woman weigh the advantages of the following treatment options:
To learn about fibroid clinical trials being conducted by Montefiore, please contact Maureen Magnani, RN, MMAGNANI@montefiore.org or 718-405-8396.