Realizing you had a hysterectomy and it wasn’t necessarily a path that you had to take when you’re dealing with fibroids can be a bit shocking. I met several women at a health fair for the TV and Film industry in Georgia and one woman in particular was surprised to learn her uterus could’ve been spared. She could have saved her lady parts.
Feeling duped, Mary told me she had a hysterectomy three years ago because she was suffering from fibroids but when I told her about the UFE procedure, particularly the method where Dr. Neel Patel gains access through the radial artery, she was quite astonished and a little disappointed her doctor never mentioned UFE, uterine fibroid embolization, a nonsurgical treatment.
This is a prime example of the importance of being informed about all of your options when it comes to medical procedures. So many women have had hysterectomy and maybe surgery was unnecessary. Millions of women suffer from uterine fibroids but many are only aware of surgical options. You are in control of what happens to your body. If you choose to have surgery make sure you do your research. Get a second opinion. Your second option should include a consultation with a fibroid expert to learn more about UFE. You can keep your lady parts if you chose to keep them. I’m big advocate for arming myself with the information I need before making a big decision. Knowledge is power. You have the power to exercise control on what happens to your body.
Dr. Patel is changing lives and ending suffering for women who are suffering in silence. He listens to his patients and takes time to address their concerns. He’s doing his part to inform women about their options. If you are suffering from fibroids call Dr. Patel and start the conversation.
Join the sisterhood. Stay Informed. Wear white Again.