THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS (October 2023): Fibroid Institute Houston, a revolutionary medical practice providing non-surgical fibroid treatment to women with uterine fibroids, announces the expansion of its acclaimed medical practice with a new fibroid clinic in The Woodlands, Texas. The additional location allows Fibroid Institute to provide access to life-changing, minimally invasive fibroid treatment in South Texas, supporting more women through their unique journeys toward better health.
The Woodlands New Fibroid Clinic
Located at 8000 Research Forest Dr., Suite 250a, The Woodlands, TX 77382, the fibroid clinic is close to Interstate 45 and State Highway 99 (the Grand Parkway) and expands Fibroid Institute’s reach to help women suffering from fibroid symptoms. Fibroid Institute is delighted to provide patients in Montgomery County and North Harris County—including The Woodlands, Conroe, Shenandoah, Magnolia, Spring, Klein, Tomball, Kingwood, North Houston, Huntsville, and other nearby towns—with a local option for advanced care.
Fibroid Institute Texas founder and Medical Director Dr. Suzanne Slonim said, “Our goal has always been to positively impact women’s lives and raise awareness about alternative fibroid treatments. Expanding to other Texas cities simply makes sense in that regard. Too many women still believe the only answer to their uncomfortable symptoms is to have a hysterectomy. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. Fibroid pain should not be normalized, and women throughout Texas need to know they have options.”
Dr. John Fischer, medical director for Fibroid Institute Houston in The Woodlands, agreed. “We couldn’t be happier about this opportunity to add another convenient location for women in South Texas. I also grew up in and have deep roots and close personal ties to The Woodlands/Spring area, making this new location that much more special.”
“Many women do not know their symptoms are related to fibroids. Some don’t seek medical help until their condition has become life-altering,” Dr. Fischer said. “Additionally, some women who do seek medical care are not made aware of all available treatment options. Some may wish to avoid major surgery for a variety of reasons but are not given other options. By having more locations, we can spread our message easier and serve our patients better. All of our locations, including the new fibroid clinic in The Woodlands, provide local access to a life-changing treatment so many women don’t realize exists.”
Both Fibroid Institute Houston and Fibroid Institute Dallas continue to provide the personalized, concierge patient care that the five-star patient-reviewed medical practice is known for. Patients will not need to travel as far for non-surgical fibroid treatment. Many more women will benefit from the uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) procedure performed by experienced, highly skilled specialists at Fibroid Institute Texas.
About Uterine Fibroids and UFE
Uterine fibroids are abnormal growths in the uterus that affect three out of four women, most often between the ages of 30 and 50. Although usually benign, fibroids may lead to life-altering symptoms, such as severe pelvic pain and heavy periods. Fibroids can cause abdominal bloating, urinary frequency, back pain, and reproductive dysfunction, including miscarriage, early labor, and infertility. They are often discovered during routine health testing.
Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) utilizes state-of-the-art techniques to shrink fibroids and alleviate fibroid symptoms. Fibroid Institute’s experienced fibroid specialists make a tiny nick on the patient’s left wrist. A very small catheter is inserted and advanced to the uterine arteries using image-guided interventional radiology. The physician uses X-ray guidance to locate the vessels that supply blood to the fibroids. Small particles are injected into the vessels, blocking blood flow to the fibroids, and causing them to shrink. There’s no hospital stay or incision. UFE can treat all fibroids at one time, so there is no need for multiple treatment sessions. Furthermore, recovery generally takes only 7 days for most women.
Recovery time is much shorter than fibroid surgery because it is less invasive and not surgical. Covered by most insurance plans, the success rate for the procedure is over 90%.
About Fibroid Institute Houston
Founded in 2022, Fibroid Institute Houston is dedicated to expanding access to a minimally invasive procedure called uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) and educating women about fibroid treatment options. Women no longer must face the dilemma of enduring fibroid pain or undergoing surgery for fibroids. Dr. Fischer has successfully empowered and treated thousands of women to live their lives to the fullest, free from fibroid symptoms in the 23 years he has been treating patients with fibroids.
There are very few practices across the nation that are dedicated 100% to fibroid treatment. The concierge model at Fibroid Institute means that patients are given personalized and complete care from the initial consultation through post-procedure follow ups. Patients also have access to their fibroid doctor’s mobile phone number to call or text 24/7 with questions and concerns.
In addition to prioritizing patient needs, Fibroid Institute Houston is helping to reduce the healthcare costs of fibroid treatment. There is a growing national demand for non-surgical fibroid procedures. UFE is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that does not require a hospital stay, thus costing less than traditional fibroid surgeries such as hysterectomy. Thousands of women have turned to the experience and knowledge of the Fibroid Institute team for non-surgical uterine fibroid treatment.
For More Information
In the South Texas area, Fibroid Institute Houston has consultations available to patients onsite at fibroid clinics in Katy, Sugar Land, Clear Lake, and The Woodlands. Appointments are also available via telemedicine. For more information or to schedule, contact Fibroid Institute Houston at 713-903-3733, or visit FibroidFree.com.