IU Health West Hosts Free Uterine Fibroid Seminar (in Plainfield) on Thursday, April 25
An IU Health West Hospital Release
— Women today can opt for minimally-invasive surgery to take care of uterine fibroids—which can come with troublesome symptoms—without sacrificing the uterus through a traditional hysterectomy. Studies suggest that as many as three out of every four women develop uterine fibroids, or benign growths on the uterus that can cause pain and heavy bleeding.
A new procedure, called Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE), involves inserting a needle through the abdomen and into the fibroid. Electrical current runs through and destroys it.
This is a technique that has been used for some time for individual tumors, such as in the liver. However, using UFE for fibroids was FDA approved just a few months ago.
On Thursday, April 25, IU Health West will host a free presentation on Uterine Fibroids from 7 pm to 8 pm at the Plainfield Recreation & Aquatics Center (651 Vestal Rd). The presentation will feature American Health Network OB/Gyn, Robert Grondahl, MD, and Robert King, MD, an interventional radiologist at IU Health West Hospital. The presentation will focus on uterine fibroid basics, causes and symptoms, as well the latest treatment options including Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE).
This monthly health education seminar is free and open to the public. Those interested should call 317.217.3627 to make a reservation. Light refreshments will be provided by the IU Health West Garden Café.