FIBROID MANAGEMENT IN WEST ORANGE, NJ
SYMPTOMS & TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR UTERINE FIBROIDS
Dr. Denehy receives weekly referrals from infertility specialists as well as gynecologists from all over the tri-state region for his expert management of open and laparoscopic/robotic complex surgeries to maximize the reproductive potential in patients with complicated conditions such as advance stage endometriosis, massive/multiple/recurrent fibroids or in patients requiring uterine isolation/optimization prior to IVF treatment.
Besides open and robotic myomectomies, Dr. Denehy offers a new minimally invasive technology for the treatment of symptomatic fibroids that has just recently been approved by the FDA (Acessa). This novel procedure allows for same day surgical laparoscopically guided radiofrequency ablation of individual fibroids with minimal incisions and essentially no blood loss. Other procedures performed are endometrial ablation and hysteroscopic myomectomies to help control heavy menses.
Dr. Denehy provides treatment options for uterine fibroids and other gynecologic conditions for women throughout the West Orange, NJ area, schedule your appointment today!
WHAT ARE FIBROIDS?
Fibroids are benign muscular tumors that can grow on the inside, outside, or within the wall of the uterus. They are different from uterine polyps and endometriosis because these conditions result in abnormal growth of endometrium tissue.
WHAT ARE FIBROIDS SYMPTOMS?
The majority of women have developed fibroids by the time they reach age 50, but not all women have symptoms. The most common symptoms are:
- Heavy bleeding during your period
- Feeling of fullness or noticeable enlargement of the pelvic area
- Frequent urination or incontinence
WHAT ARE MY TREATMENT OPTIONS?
If you have mild symptoms, medication to control the symptoms may be recommended first. For more significant symptoms, if the fibroid grows, or if medication does not help, you may need surgery:
- Endometrial Ablation: removing the lining of the uterus to control heavy bleeding.
- Myomectomy: surgery to remove fibroids, but leaving the uterus in place.
- Hysterectomy: surgery to remove the uterus.
- Uterine Fibroid Embolization: a minimally invasive procedure to block the blood supply to the fibroid, which causes it to shrink.
SHOULD I REMOVE A FIBROID?
The best candidates for Uterine Fibroid Embolization are women who have symptomatic fibroids that are causing heavy periods and/or pain from the size of the fibroid. It is also an alternative to a hysterectomy for women who do not want to undergo surgery to remove their uterus.