Twenty to forty percent of women age 35 and older have uterine fibroids of a significant size. Fortunately for most women they either do not cause symptoms or cause only minor symptoms. African American women are at a higher risk for fibroids with as many as 50% in this age group suffering from fibroids of a significant size. Uterine fibroids are the most frequent indication for hysterectomy in premenopausal women; therefore, they are a major public health issue. Of the 600,000 hysterectomies performed annually in the United States, one-third are for fibroids.
At the Weill Cornell Vein Treatment Center, our leading physicians offer consultations for women with uterine fibroids. They offer their knowledge while discussing symptoms and medical history, review previous imaging tests, and develop a personalized plan of care for each patient while taking into account the patient’s future lifestyle choices. We are one of the only practices that offer the noninvasive Magnetic Resonance (MR) Guided Focused Ultrasound procedure. We are also experts in minimally invasive uterine fibroid embolization.