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Recruiting for MR Guided Focused Ultrasound Study

We are now recruiting women who are interested in having their fibroids treated with  MRgFUS
as a part of an FDA study.  Please contact one of our research nurses for more information.  Learn more

  • uterine fibroid embolization

    Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) is a non-surgical treatment alternative for symptoms caused by uterine fibroid tumors.

  • mr guided focused ultrasound

    MR guided focused ultrasound is a very promising new therapy that kills uterine fibroids by heating them with sound wave energy.

  • meet our team

    Our IR team consists of several radiology technologists, radiology nurses, and administrative assistants who assist Dr. Fischer to ensure that your procedure goes
    as smoothly and safely as possible.

Fibroids  
MRgFUS 
MRgFUS
MRgFUS table and MRI machine
UFE

The purpose of this web site is to educate patients about Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) and MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) two non-surgical, minimally invasive, exciting new treatment alternatives for symptomatic uterine fibroid tumors. Fibroids (leiomyomas) are benign tumors made of muscle tissue that grow in the uterus and are very common in women of child bearing age. Fibroids occur in one-third of all women and can cause significant symptoms such as heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, pelvic pressure, frequent urination, back pain, constipation and infertility. Traditional treatment options include hysterectomy (surgical removal of the uterus) and myomectomy (surgical removal of only the fibroids). There are also multiple newer, less invasive treatment options available for fibroids including UFE, MRgFUS, laparoscopic surgery, hysteroscopic surgery and robotic surgery. No single treatment option is best for every fibroid patient. Determining the best treatment option for any given patient should take into account multiple factors including the size, number, location and blood supply to the fibroids, the patient's age, desire for future fertility and other medical problems (if any).

   

MRgFUS
UFE

Testimonials  
I wanted to say thank you for taking such good care of me??You took the time to call me at home and meet with my husband and I prior to the surgery. You walked me through all of the procedure (I never went out). Things that you did to make me feel comfortable Re: procedure, I find that some doctors don't perform anymore. Anyway, all I want to say is Thank You.
VC

This had to have been the best decision I made. My procedure was almost a year ago and the best advice I can give anyone considering this, don't believe everything you hear about the pain and side effects. With any medical procedures there are side effects but with this procedure, they are few and far between. As far as the pain factor, if you follow Dr. Fischer's instructions, you will be fine. I had no issues. After the procedure, there was discomfort and a little pain but it was tolerable. Leaving to go home, I felt no pain but as instructed I followed instructions on taking all medication upon reaching home. The main no-no is to NOT...I repeat not allow the pain to get ahead of the medication. In other words, do not miss a dose. Try to take all medication as instructed...not 10-15 minutes later. Take all meds on time. I cannot stress that enough. By the 3rd or 4th day, I started feeling better but tired but better nonetheless. My many thanks go out to the awesome Radiology team including Dr. Fischer and Ms. Vondenstein, PA!
PD

End of week three since the UFE procedure and I'm very encouraged about the future. Thanks for your professionalism, bedside manner and obvious interest in my well being.
KT

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