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Dr. John Fischer is one of the top experienced fibroids specialists for women in South Texas. Scroll to learn if you qualify for fibroids treatment without surgery.

Are you experiencing any of the following  symptoms?

If yes, you could be one of the many women suffering from uterine fibroids.

Heavy menstrual periods

Pain between and/or during periods

Difficulty or frequent urinating

Pelvic pain or pressure


Pain during and/or after  intercourse

Back or leg pain

• Distension or bloating

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Fibroids Overview

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What are Fibroids?

Fibroids are non-cancerous growths in the uterus, or womb. Fibroids develop from the smooth muscular tissue of the womb. They may grow slowly or quickly, or they may simply stay the same size. However, if they get too large, they may start causing the painful and life-altering symptoms listed above.

Who Can Get Fibroids?

Fibroids are very common. As many as 3 out of 4 women will develop fibroids during their lifetimes. Most are unaware they have fibroids. Sometimes, doctors will accidentally discover fibroids during a routine pelvic or pregnancy exam, and then refer their patients to a specialist to have the fibroids treated.

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Diagnosing Fibroids

The specialists at Fibroid Institute are experts at accurately and quickly diagnosing fibroids. Telehealth options are available. A physical exam and vaginal access is not required. After reviewing your medical history and discussing your symptoms at your consultation appointment, an ultrasound imaging test will determine whether or not you have fibroids. In some cases, you may also need an MRI.

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Risk Factors for Fibroids

Fibroids are commonly associated with the following factors:

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Women Ages 30-55

Fibroids tend to appear most commonly in women in this age range.

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Black Women

Black women are at a higher risk for fibroids.

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Mother with Fibroids

If your mother had fibroids, it increases the chance of you having fibroids.

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Unbalanced Diet

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Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)

A Non-Surgical Treatment for Fibroids

The patient-preferred treatment option for our patients in South Texas is Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE). This state-of-the-art procedure requires no surgery, no incision, and no vaginal access. See why UFE is the right choice for you to become Fibroid Free and take your life back:

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Patient Preferred

Uterine Fibroid Embolization stops blood supply feeding the fibroids so it is unnecessary to remove the uterus.

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Minimally Invasive

While the patient given medication to feel sleepy and comfortable, UFE is done through a puncture the size of a grain of rice. It heals with almost no scarring.

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Quick Recovery

The recovery time is just 7-10 days, shorter than a hysterectomy, so you can get back to your life quickly and with less pain.

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Most major insurances accepted.

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Meet Your Houston Fibroids Expert

100% Dedicated to Fibroids

John Fischer, MD

Dr. John Fischer is a board certified radiologist with a certificate of added qualification (CAQ) in interventional radiology. He has extensive training in performing minimally invasive procedures with x-ray guidance. Based on his years in practice, he is the among the top experienced UFE specialists in Houston.

He has completed over 3,500 UFE procedures since 2000, including one of the first UFEs in Houston. For over 20 years, he helped train dozens of interventional radiology (IR) fellows, teaching UFE and other complex IR procedures. By performing UFE in-office, Dr. Fischer is fulfilling his passion to help women live fibroid free without major surgery.

Dr. Fischer supports the patient centered focus at Fibroid Institute Houston. Nothing is more important to him than doing what is best for the patient. He utilizes the latest UFE techniques, including proprietary pain control protocols, and tailors them to each individual patient.

Find out why so many women turn to Dr. Fischer, with the Fibroid Institute Houston team, for non-surgical uterine fibroid treatment in the Houston area and all of South Texas.

“Knowledge is power. It is imperative that patients educate themselves about all available options and understand the advantages, disadvantages, and potential benefits/risks of each. As a physician, I believe one of my primary responsibilities, besides being a healer, is as an educator. Thankfully, many patients have more than one option and informed patients can confidently choose the option best for them.”

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few questions that come up regularly about fibroid treatment:

Do All Cases of Fibroids Require Treatment?

No. Treatment is only required in 10% to 20% of fibroid cases. Most fibroid cases don’t cause any symptoms.

How Do I Prepare for the UFE Procedure?

We will carefully explain what the instructions are before the procedure, and we’ll provide you with written instructions too.

Can This Prevent a Hysterectomy?

Yes. The UFE procedure may reduce the need for hysterectomy substantially. 1/3 of all hysterectomies in the U.S. are linked to fibroids.

What If I Feel Anxiety Before the Procedure?

A mild sedative is given an hour before the procedure to help you relax. This helps ease nerves considerably.

Can I Have UFE If I Still Want to Get Pregnant?

It is possible to have a normal pregnancy, normal delivery, and normal baby after having the procedure. However, there is a small amount of evidence that suggests a slightly higher miscarriage rate if you have a UFE. If given the option to have another treatment for your fibroids, that may be safer until further data is available about pregnancy after UFE. If a woman has been told that hysterectomy is her only treatment option, we would be happy to discuss the possibility of UFE with her.

Contact Us Now to Schedule a Consult Appointment

We will review any fibroid concerns you may have.

Need help with a fibroid diagnosis or questions about fibroid treatment? Schedule a consultation to learn more. Every patient is evaluated during a telehealth or office consult. If you are a candidate for UFE, a consult is required prior to your procedure.

Schedule a consult in South Texas at Fibroid Institute Houston. Click the button for locations.

Patient Testimonials

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