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You Deserve to Find Relief From Fibroids

We know the pain and frustration of uterine fibroids, or myomas, can weigh heavily on your physical, mental and emotional health. That’s why we’ve designed our Comprehensive Fibroid Program with a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating uterine fibroids — all while keeping the focus on you.

The first of its kind in Central Florida, our program provides sophisticated and collaborative care from a team of board-certified, fellowship-trained gynecologic surgeons, interventional radiologists and hematologists. Knowing that no single treatment is best for everyone, we’ll evaluate your unique situation and discuss your options, including watchful waiting, medical therapy and surgery. Together, we’ll create a plan that meets your immediate needs, considers fertility and promotes your long-term health.

We’re here to help you find the right women’s health specialist or a location that’s convenient for you.

Treating a Common Condition With the Utmost Expertise

As the statistics show us, many women struggle with fibroids. But just because they’re common doesn’t mean you have to live in discomfort — or receive typical care. Learn how we take a well-rounded, whole-person approach to fibroid treatment.

What to Know About Fibroids

According to the Office on Women’s Health (a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services), medical research studies and our AdventHealth for Women experts, we know that:

  • Approximately 8 in 10 women develop uterine fibroids by age 50
  • Uterine fibroids, also sometimes called leiomyomas, may be present in up to 70% of premenopausal women
  • Women between the ages of 30 and 40 have the highest incidence of uterine fibroids compared to other age groups
  • Women wait an average of 3.6 years before seeking treatment for fibroid-related symptoms
Our Multidisciplinary Approach

Our program’s team-based, or multidisciplinary, approach means specialists from different medical disciplines collaborate to give you the best possible care. For you, this approach means benefits like:

  • An early and accurate diagnosis
  • A wider availability of treatment options, including pharmacological and surgical solutions
  • Treatment can start sooner
  • Treatments are evidence-based and safe
  • Your treatment plan is individualized to your unique needs
  • Your care is coordinated and seamless

With the knowledge that your treatment plan has been developed by different specialists working together, you can be confident that you’ll receive care that’s just as comprehensive as it is personalized.

Answering Your Fibroid Questions

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  • Question: What are fibroids?

    Answer:

    Fibroids are abnormal growths in the muscular part of the uterus, or womb. People sometimes refer to fibromas in the uterus as tumors, but fibroids are not a form of cancer.

  • Question: What are some common fibroid symptoms?

    Answer:

    Fibroids often have no symptoms at all, but when they do, some common fibroid (also sometimes called myoma) symptoms can include:

    • Heavy menstrual periods
    • Irregular menstrual periods
    • Pain, pressure, or a feeling of "fullness" in the pelvis
    • Frequent urination
    • Too few bowel movements (constipation)
    • Difficulty getting pregnant (fertility issues)
  • Question: What are the treatment options for fibroids?

    Answer:

    Not all fibroids need treatment. If your fibroids are causing symptoms, there are several treatment options, each with its own risks and benefits. The right treatment for you depends on:

    • Your age: most fibroids shrink or stop causing problems after menopause, which is when monthly periods stop
    • If you are interested in being pregnant in the future
    • Whether your fibroids cause heavy bleeding, which leads to a condition called anemia (low hemoglobin level)
    • The size, number and location of your fibroids
    • Your priorities and goals (i.e., which risks and benefits of each treatment option are most important to you)

Our Fibroid Treatment Options

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Which Treatment Is Best for You?

Our dedicated team will work with you to help you understand the different treatment options and how each would affect you. Then, a personalized plan will be created for your individual needs and goals. We’ll go over factors like:

  • Whether you prefer taking medicines over surgery
  • Invasive and conservative surgeries
  • Future pregnancy: if you might want to get pregnant, medicines or a myomectomy may be the best choice
  • How soon you may reach menopause: fibroid-related symptoms often go away with menopause, so your age can help you make a treatment decision.

Meet Our Dedicated Team

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Steven McCarus, MD

Steven McCarus, MD

Gynecologic Surgery

Omar Zwain, MD

Omar Zwain, MD

Gynecologic Surgery

Rajesh Sehgal, MD

Rajesh Sehgal, MD

Hematology and Oncology

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Alberto Mansilla, MD

Interventional Radiology

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Let Our Navigators Be Your Guides

Our Health Navigation Team is made up of registered nurses who connect you with our experts and offer guidance and support at every step of your treatment. Our team works together to help you manage your overall care, including:

  • Finding a care provider
  • Answering your fibroid health care questions
  • Assistance with scheduling appointments
  • Pre- and postoperative counseling and education
  • Coordination of care among multiple providers and facilities.

Hear How We’ve Helped Women Like You

When Johanna came to see Dr. Zwain, one of our gynecologic surgeons, she was in debilitating pain from uterine fibroids, which made it hard for her to sleep, work or be active. Thanks to a new minimally invasive surgical procedure, Johanna is now living free of fibroid pain.

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Delivering Women’s Care You Can Trust

We’re nationally recognized by these organizations and others for upholding the highest standards of quality and safety in gynecological care.

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AdventHealth Orlando is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s best hospitals.

National Leader in Women’s Care

AdventHealth Orlando is ranked #31 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for obstetrics and gynecology.

The American Institute Minimally Invasive Surgery

American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery (AIMIS)

Founded in 2008, AIMIS is the only premier institution that recognizes hospitals and surgery centers as Centers of Excellence.

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Honored To Be an Emerald Award Winner

The Leapfrog Group has exclusively recognized AdventHealth for remarkable achievements and leadership in patient safety, quality and transparency by a health care system, including maintaining a culture of excellence throughout all levels of the organization. Delivering consistent, high-quality, whole-person care is our priority, and we’re honored to be the first health care system to earn this award.

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Take the First Step Toward Feeling Whole Again

If you’re living with fibroids, we’re here to help you find relief from your symptoms with proven treatment options from an experienced team. Count on us to listen to your concerns, design a treatment plan just for you and keep your whole health in mind at every step.