Are you experiencing any of
the following symptoms?
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
Request a free phone consult to learn about treating your fibroids without surgery.
Not recommended for women planning to get pregnant.
An introduction into uterine fibroids
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.
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.
Meet Our Fibroid Experts
Excellent patient care is our passion.
“Giving the best possible treatment for fibroids is our goal. That’s why we recommend a minimally-invasive treatment, Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE). This entire procedure is performed through a tiny puncture. Plus, the normal recovery time is just 7-10 days, so you can get back to your life quickly and with less pain!”
The specialists at Fibroid Institute Dallas are experts at accurately and quickly diagnosing fibroids.
After reviewing your medical history and performing a physical exam, an ultrasound imaging test will determine whether or not you have fibroids. In some cases, you may also need an MRI.
Risk Factors for Fibroids
Fibroids are commonly associated with the following factors:
Women Ages 30-50
Fibroids tend to appear most commonly in women in this age range.
African American Women
African American women are at a higher risk for fibroids.
Mother with Fibroids
If your mother had fibroids, it increases the chance of you having fibroids.
Eating a lot of red meat and ham but not many vegetables.
Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)
A Non-Surgical Treatment for Fibroids
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?
UFE is not recommended if you are planning to get pregnant. There is a small amount of evidence that suggests a slightly higher miscarriage rate if you have a UFE. It is certainly possible to have a normal pregnancy, normal delivery, and normal baby after having the procedure. However, if you have the option to have another treatment for your fibroids, that would 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 free phone consultation
Relieve any fibroid concerns you may have.
Not recommended for women planning to get pregnant.
See and hear how UFE has improved the lives of our patients.
My doctor told me I needed a hysterectomy
Lynne was diagnosed with fibroids and had a myomectomy. After her myomectomy Lynne found that she still had fibroids so it was recommended that she get a hysterectomy. Lynne decided against a hysterectomy when she discovered that UFE was a better alternative. After her successful UFE procedure and full recovery Lynne has become an advocate for women wanting to treat their fibroids without having to endure the loss of her uterus and long recovery time associated with a hysterectomy.
I’m literally pain free
Pamela was troubled with heavy menstrual flow, but her biggest concern was the pressure symptoms she was experiencing. She had pain during and between her periods, pelvic pressure, back pain, constipation, and urinary frequency. Although it’s unusual to get results so soon after UFE, she is pain free one week after the procedure.
I should have had this done years ago
Ruby is a 46-year-old woman who has suffered terrible symptoms with her periods for years. Her flow was so heavy that she was going through two full packs of pads each cycle. With her heavy flow and severe cramping pain, she was staying home from work a day or two each month. The pelvic pressure, back pain, and frequent urination were interfering with her life. But she didn’t want to have surgery. She heard about Dr. Slonim and Uterine Fibroid Embolization on the radio.
A hysterectomy did not fit into my work life
Tamiko was seriously considering a complete hysterectomy. Due to her work, being immobilized for eight weeks was not an option for her. Hearing about the UFE procedure and Dr. Slonim transformed her outlook and offered Tamiko hope. Tamiko commented that Dr. Slonim was so easy to talk to, you feel like she’s your new best friend. The UFE procedure is a very quick process. Dr. Slonim makes the time to call and check up on how you are doing after the procedure.
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1010 E. Wheatland Road
Duncanville, TX 75116
Located on East Wheatland Road with easy access from I-20 and Highway 67