More than 400,000 hysterectomies are performed annually in the United States, according to the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. And overutilization of hysterectomy has been estimated to range from 16 to 70 percent, depending on the source.
Know the Facts
A 2017 survey by the Society of Interventional Radiology found that 28 percent of women have never heard of uterine fibroids, 20 percent believe hysterectomy is the only treatment for uterine fibroids and 19 percent believe fibroids are cancerous and require the removal of the uterus. By age 50, 57 percent of women in the U.S. will develop fibroids. They are noncancerous and usually not painful.
Know your Options
If you are told you need surgery for your fibroids, a second opinion is always a good idea. There are other treatment options available for women even if you are experiencing symptoms. Please call our clinic today at 651-917-9930 to schedule a consult with one of our experienced interventional radiologists to discuss the best treatment option for you.
The Interventional Radiology specialists at St. Paul Radiology offer fibroid embolization as a non-surgical alternative for uterine fibroids. Learn more about this procedure, and talk with your doctor to determine if it might be right for you.