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Uterine Fibroid Treatment Options

Dr. Rakesh Navuluri with a patient

Having a discussion with your physician is the best way to understand your options for uterine fibroid treatment. Factors to consider include the number, size and location of your fibroid tumors, in addition to your age, your symptoms and personal concerns you may have about treatment.

If you are not symptomatic or your symptoms are mild, treatment may not be necessary. Instead, your physician may recommend regular pelvic exams and ultrasounds to monitor for new or growing fibroid tumors. However, for women with moderate to severe fibroid symptoms, the University of Chicago Medicine offers a range of treatment options, including:

Understanding Fibroid Treatment Options

At the University of Chicago Medicine, our priority is to help you choose the best possible treatment option based on your diagnostic evaluation and important personal preferences.

We understand that many of our patients have critical personal concerns at stake, such as the possibility of healthy pregnancy after fibroid treatment or choosing an alternative to full or partial removal of the uterus (hysterectomy).

Additionally, our physician team has expertise in non-surgical radiology procedures and office-based gynecology procedures that do not require hospitalization -- including some treatment options that are not widely available. The patient returns home shortly after a quick procedure, with no surgical incisions and minimal recovery time.

For some women, surgery is the most effective treatment option. In these cases, our highly skilled physicians perform minimally invasive fibroid surgeries and traditional (open) fibroid surgeries with expert precision.

Learn more about uterine fibroid treatment options by category:

Safe Options for Healthy Pregnancy After Fibroid Treatment

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Alternatives to Hysterectomy for Uterine Fibroid Treatment

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Non-Surgical, Outpatient Radiology Procedure for Uterine Fibroid Treatment

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Office-Based Gynecology Procedures for Uterine Fibroid Treatment

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Minimally Invasive Surgical Options for Uterine Fibroid Treatment

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Traditional (Open) Surgical Options for Uterine Fibroid Treatment

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