Our very own Uma Reddy, MD took a moment between patients recently to share more about the dedicated fibroid doctor behind the scrubs that our patients have come to trust with delivering a seamless, high-quality experience.
Dr. Uma Reddy joined Fibroid Institute Texas in September 2021. She has performed over 6,000 interventional radiology procedures, including uterine fibroid embolization (UFE). At Fibroid Institute, she is 100% fibroid focused, with a goal to help women who have suffered for years and deserve to live without fibroid symptoms. All the while, she preaches patient education and awareness. She has developed a reputation as an honest and compassionate healthcare provider.
A native of Kurnool, India, Dr. Reddy is board-certified by the American Board of Radiology and the Board of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. She attended Kurnool Medical College and completed her residency in Diagnostic Radiology and fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the University of Miami. After training, she opened and developed their satellite outpatient Interventional Radiology center in Plantation, FL. She received a Certificate of Merit from the Radiological Society of North America in 2011.
Please keep reading to learn more about this dedicated fibroid doctor.
Q & A with Dr. Uma Reddy of Fibroid Institute Texas
Q: Why did you decide to become a fibroid doctor? What personal and/or professional path brought you here, and how long have you been practicing?
A: My father, uncle, sister, and all cousins are physicians, and I’m married to a physician whose entire family are physicians. So, it seemed a natural path to becoming a doctor. Although, art, dance, and creative arts were of interest as well. I’m actually learning how to do the classical native dance called Kuchipudi for my state in India.
Q: What is your favorite patient success story, and what happened in that case?
A: A young lady came for a thyroid biopsy, and she also had fibroids. All her gynecologists told her to have a hysterectomy, but she wanted children one day. She was having horrible periods and was going through multiple pads at a time. She immediately had a UFE. Now, she has a boyfriend and is loving life. No more heavy periods.
Q: What about your practice makes you and your team different from similar practices?
A: As a fibroid doctor, we specialize in treating fibroids, and we only treat fibroids. We offer concierge service to all patients with a very focused and specialized approach. Most women that we see have suffered for years and deserve to live their lives without fibroid symptoms.
Q: What are you most proud of regarding the practice’s success, accomplishments, or patient impact?
A: The focus is on patient care and this one procedure is UFE. It’s refined and thoughtful. As a fibroid doctor, I like following patients through the entire process, and they can contact me anytime. I gain immense job satisfaction knowing I can help patients with such highly focused extraordinary care.
Q: How do you develop relationships with patients and ensure that you are on their side and part of their overall healthcare team?
A: I want to always think from the patient’s perspective—put myself in their shoes. I want patients to have the best care and provide a great resource for them. When patients are struggling and worried, I want to help them. If that means UFE isn’t a good option at that time, I will do the research to find them other options and make those introductions for my patients.
Q: As a fibroid doctor, what are some of the biggest challenges you and your team face?
A: Our challenge as a team is to get the patients to our office so we can educate them. We want women to know about their options. Women need to advocate for themselves and ask questions. We want UFE to be widely known.
Q: How do your past work experiences contribute to your growth as a doctor?
A: Being trained and practicing in both Diagnostic Radiology and Interventional Radiology gives me a greater understanding of MRIs, ultrasounds, and imaging.
Q: What are you most passionate about professionally? What most excites you about your job?
A: Helping women, making a difference in their life, improving their quality of life, and giving them a non-surgical option. There is a huge need, and I need to contribute to society by helping women who suffer from fibroids. Being a female, I can understand and identify with the issues we have as women.
Q: As a fibroid doctor, please share your favorite quote, philosophy, or mantra.
A: Hold on to your dreams, and your dreams will come true. I believe in second chances. I also believe it is important to not judge situations right away and to never give up. I want to be known as sensible and for my empathy-thinking from other people’s point of view. I feel strongly for my patients and don’t want any of them to suffer. I want them to be informed and make educated decisions.
Dr. Uma Reddy Can Help with Your Fibroid Treatment
At Fibroid Institute we treat fibroid pain and other symptoms using uterine fibroid embolization (UFE). UFE doesn’t involve surgery, like traditional fibroid removal techniques. Rather, as an expert fibroid doctor Dr. Reddy uses X-ray guidance during UFE to pinpoint the fibroids and blood vessels feeding them. She inserts a small catheter by way of a tiny needle into the radial artery on the patient’s wrist. Then she injects tiny particles to block the blood flow to the fibroids, causing the fibroids to shrink and die. Patients can expect an easy procedure performed under local anesthesia or moderate sedation.
Dr. Reddy is passionate about helping patients live their best life, and she looks forward to meeting more patients in the months to come.
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Benefits of UFE at Fibroid Institute
- Over 90% of women treated experience relief of symptoms
- UFE is covered by most major medical insurance.
- There is no hospital stay. Procedures are done in our Dallas or Houston fibroid clinics.
- Your uterus remains intact.
- No incision, no vaginal access, just a small nick on the wrist.
- Recovery is 7-10 days, compared to fibroid surgery that requires up to 6 weeks.
- UFE treats multiple fibroids at once.
- Patients have a doctor’s mobile phone number 24/7
- Unique pain management protocol, fostering an easy recovery
- Our fibroid doctors are the most experienced UFE specialists in Texas.
Contact Fibroid Institute to Relieve Fibroid Pain
At Fibroid Institute Dallas and Fibroid Institute Houston, we are dedicated to helping you become #FibroidFree. Our clinics are 100% dedicated to fibroid treatment with providers who are highly-skilled fibroid experts.
Our number one patient-preferred treatment option is uterine fibroid embolization (UFE). Find out why so many patients who had UFE recommend Fibroid Institute to other women suffering from fibroid pain.
Call our Dallas fibroid clinic at 214-838-6440 or our Houston fibroid clinic at 713-903-3733 for questions about fibroids and UFE. A free 10-15 minute phone screening, determining if you are a candidate for UFE, can be the first step in your journey to be #FibroidFree. After the screening, if you qualify for UFE, you can schedule your onsite or telehealth consultation. To request an appointment, complete the form below.
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