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Uterine FIBROID Treatment 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. Dr. Denehy is known for his expert management of open and laparoscopic/robotic complex surgeries to maximize the reproductive potential in patients with complicated conditions. Dr. Denehy has had success treating patients with advance stage endometriosis, large or recurrent fibroids, and 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 radio-frequency 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 periods.

Dr. Denehy provides treatment options for uterine fibroids and other gynecologic conditions for women in West Orange, NJ, schedule your appointment today! 


Call us at (973) 243-9300


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
  • Constipation
  • Pain

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

Uterine endometrial ablation is the process of removing the thin layer of tissue from the internal cavity of the uterus. The goal of this minimally invasive procedure is to reduce or completely stop menstrual flow for women.

Myomectomy

A myomectomy is the surgical removal of a fibroid. This treatment is ideal for those who have a fibroid that protrudes from the uterine wall. Any fibroid that is situated deep within the uterine tissue will be difficult to remove without causing significant damage or scarring to the uterus or the uterine lining.

Hysterectomy

Patients who experience especially severe complications as a result of their uterine fibroids may be recommended for a hysterectomy. This surgery involves the complete removal of the uterus, which subsequently is the only way to guarantee a permanent reprieve from uterine fibroids and their symptoms.

This procedure is not recommended for women looking to preserve their fertility as there is no natural way to conceive and carry a child without a uterus. Many who choose to undergo a hysterectomy will consider it as a last resort after attempting other, less invasive treatment methods.

SHOULD I REMOVE A FIBROID?

The best candidates for Uterine Fibroid Embolization are women who have symptomatic fibroids. Symptomatic fibroids can cause heavy periods and/or pain from the size of the fibroid. It is also an alternative to a hysterectomy.

Read our latest blogs on fibroids:
Uterine Fibroid Fact Sheet
UFE vs Myomectomy: Which Option is Best for You?