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Few Women Hear About Uterine Fibroid Embolization Treatment Option Directly From Gynecologists
Date:3/18/2008

WASHINGTON, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study presented today at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting shows of 105 patients in the Atlanta metro area, only 18 percent of the women who saw a private practice gynecologist were told about uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), a minimally invasive treatment for uterine fibroids provided by interventional radiologists. UFE is a safe, effective established treatment that has been widely available for the past decade and is covered by insurance. The majority of women who sought treatment from their private practice gynecologists for uterine fibroids were only offered hysterectomy or myomectomy surgery, which is provided by gynecologists. However, Kaiser Permanente, which standardizes many medical protocols, has its gynecologists discuss all the treatment options with their patients, including UFE.

"The scientific evidence of the safety and efficacy of UFE is irrefutable. In medicine, we present the scientific proof at meetings like this in large groups, but we implement these results as individual physicians. Physicians need to incorporate UFE into the treatment algorithm for patients suffering with uterine fibroids. The patient should not have to be the one to suggest her treatment; that is the physician's responsibility. Gynecologists need to be the ones taking the lead on this, and I applaud Kaiser Permanente's gynecologists for being the only ones in our area to consistently do this," said John Lipman, M.D., director of interventional radiology at Emory-Adventist Hospital in Atlanta.

Of the women who self-referred to interventional radiologists, the majority found out about UFE on their own primarily through the Internet or through a media advertisement. In some cases, they obtained referrals from their gynecologists, but only after asking about the treatment.

"Women suffering with fibroids need to be given all of their options--not just the
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