Fibroid Treatments

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Health Guides: Fibroid Treatments

Magnetic Resonance Guided Focused Ultrasound

  • This is outpatient treatment and requires no surgery, no hospitalization.
  • Not just minimally invasive, it’s non-invasive.
  • Patients go home the same day and are back to normal activities in a day or two.

This new and effective treatment at the OhioHealth Fibroid Center of Excellence uses energy from focused ultrasound waves that go through the abdominal wall, target the fibroid and destroy the fibroid tissue. No surgical incisions are needed.

How it works

  • Using magnetic resonance imaging, the location and size of the fibroid is determined.
  • Then, focused ultrasound waves are transmitted through the abdomen and targeted directly on the fibroid.
  • The targeted spot is heated by the energy of the ultrasound wave for approximately 20 seconds.
  • During the heating process, the physician monitors real-time magnetic resonance images of the fibroid to determine how much heat the fibroid tissue is receiving.
  • This process is repeated until the targeted tissue is sufficiently treated.

Watch this video to understand more about how this non-invasive therapy works ‒ and what to expect during the treatment.

Multi-disciplinary expertise and state of the art technology
The OhioHealth Fibroid Center of Excellence offers a complete program of the latest in medical technology, designed to provide the maximum effect with minimum discomfort in the treatment of fibroids.

We offer a full range of fibroid treatments that include:

  • Uterine ablation and embolization techniques to treat bleeding
  • Myomectomy: removal of only the fibroid, leaving the uterus intact
  • Hysteroscopic myomectomy: a quick outpatient procedure that shaves down the fibroid
  • Minimally invasive hysterectomy: surgical remove of the uterus with state-of-the-art laproscopic or robotic surgery
  • Magnetic Resonance Guided Focused Ultrasound:  a state-of-the-art, noninvasive fibroid treatment 
  • Alternative remedies, such as birth control pills or GnRH agonists, treating only the symptoms, not the fibroids themselves