At UCLA, we provide a unique and comprehensive approach to the diagnosis and treatment of uterine fibroids. Women with fibroids receive sophisticated, individualized and collaborative care from an expert team of specialists.We evaluate your unique situation, realizing that no single treatment option is best. Together we discuss your options, which may include watchful waiting, medication or a procedure that avoids surgery. We help create a plan that meets your immediate medical goals and promotes long-term health.
We offer alternatives to surgery with non-invasive and minimally-invasive options for your fibroid care. High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is the only nonsurgical technique suitable for women wishing to preserve or enhance fertility. UCLA is the only center in greater Los Angeles currently offering this therapy.
Uterine artery embolization (UAE) is a minimally-invasive alternative to surgery for women who have symptoms from fibroids or adenoymyosis. 85 to 90 percent of women experience significant to total relief from symptoms related to fibroids.
Our multidisciplinary team of radiologists and gynecologists will tailor treatments to your individual needs. We partner with you while considering fibroid size, number, location and severity.
UCLA OBGYN Molly Quinn, MD, talks about fibroids and their impact on fertility. Dr. Quinn is an assistant clinical professor with UCLA Obstetrics and Gynecology, in the division of Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility.