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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.

MRgFUS table and MRI machine

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).



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.

I don't know if you remember me or not but my name is TW. You performed a uterine embolization on me a few months ago. I know you said it might take awhile before I started seeing results. I just had to let you know that I started seeing results within a months time. My first cycle after the procedure was normal and they have been normal every since then. True, I've only had three but those three have been normal. I've had no spotting or break through bleeding.....I never realized how much my abnormal cycles affected my attitude in a negative way until after the procedure. After my first cycle came and went normally I started going back to the gym and taking dance classes again. I actually had energy and enthusiam again. So I am sending you this to say thank you very very much....

You and your team were so efficient and, also, thoughtful to me?..I had a check up with our local family doctor and he was surprised to learn about my procedure and immediate recovery. Again, thank you Dr. Fischer.

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