Now that you found out you have fibroids, what do you do?
Most patients who have fibroids do not feel them. But those who have symptoms have at least experienced either heavy periods and /or bleeding between periods, severe pelvic pain, frequent urination, back pain, leg pain, pain during intercourse among others. Sometimes, fibroids grow so big they cause a bulging abdomen and a feeling of being pregnant. Many patients get used to their symptoms until complications arise such as anemia, constant fatigue, and tiredness. All these symptoms will interfere with quality of life. It’s not fun using too many pads or tampons, not being able to nurture an intimate relationship, not being able to enjoy daily activities with friend and family.
If that is you, what do you do then?
Know that you are not alone. You do have options. You can regain your life back. In the past, surgery I the form of hysterectomy or myomectomy was the only option. NOT ANYMORE!!!
Enter Embolization, the only truly minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure for fibroids. No incisions, no cutting, same day treatment. In our practice, it has been 100% successful. All our patients are up and about in less than a week!!!
So, let’s explore a typical journey of a patient with symptomatic fibroids:
You find out you have fibroids after you have had an ultrasound, then
You go see your primary care physician who refers you to your gynecologist.
Your gynecologist now knows you have fibroids, so they can only offer you either hysterectomy (removing the uterus), myomectomy (removing one or two fibroids) or other non-permanent solutions such as birth control pills etc.…
This is all based on the ultrasound findings.
Now you are faced with major surgery, but you are told that there are other less invasive surgeries like LAAM, Dual Port etc., KNOW that these are just fancy names for the same invasive surgery, in other words, no matter how they call it, they are still going inside your abdomen with all its short and long-term complications! DON’T BE FOOLED!!
Your gynecologist doctors will never talk to you about embolization, the only non-surgical procedure for fibroids because they know you will choose it over surgical procedures be them hysterectomy, myomectomy, LAAM, Dual Port etc.…
Any doctor that doesn’t mention embolization to you?? Run run run…
Any doctor that suggests surgery based on an ultrasound?? Run run run…
Now you need to take the reign and get engaged with your health.
You ask questions such as: What are my other options? Have you heard of embolization? Why didn’t talk to me about embolization? I need to explore my options!
Then you call us for a second opinion!
YOU’LL BE GLAD YOU DID!!
Remember, the only procedures that would get rid of ALL your fibroids at the same time are hysterectomy and embolization+++.
With a hysterectomy, you lose your uterus ad you experience damaging side effects.
With embolization, you go home the same day and most certainly you keep your uterus+++
How about myomectomy? MYOMECTOMY ALWAYS LEAVES BEHIND LIVING FIBROIDS THAT WILL GROW AND YOU ARE BACK TO SQUARE ONE, BACK TO NUMBER ONE ABOVE.
Be in control, choose embolization for the treatment of your fibroids! You deserve better!!
Just make an appointment to consult your options with Dr. Gaugau
I highly recommend Dr.GauGau for fibrioid procedures. First Dr. GauGau was informative about the procedure from beginning to the end. The office staff was extremely friendly and also answered any questions I had. The day of the procedure the nurse practitioner was AMAZING. She made me feel confortable and prepared. This is the best decision I’ve made, it’s been a week since the surgery and I feel normal. I’ve already recommended this to my friends who is having the same issues as me
Ladies! Ladies! Ladies!Call Dr. Gaugau's ofc ASAP so you can be more informed. Hysterectomy doesnt nessecarily have to be the end all be all.From the time I walked in the door I was met with smiles and professionalism. Kesha and Dawn were a delight. Not knowing what to expect, this made me feel at ease. My initial visit I found Dr. GauGau's bedside manner to be refreshing. He wasnt rushing, provided eye contact, spoke in terms that I could understand, and he made feel like asking questions was not a "bad thing". I had tons of them lol, so his patience and humor was appreciated. He was very thorough with the reviewing of my MRI and option choices based on what was found. That too made me feel comfortable with whatever decision was to come. I chose uterine fibroid embolization (UFE).The day of surgery, nurse Bonnie also provided great care ensuring ultimately that i was comfortable. Im still recoverying, but UFE was a choice i do not regret!!
Ms. Keisha and Dr.GauGau were like a dream. They were professional, personable, and warm. It was very easy talking to them about difficult topics such as infertility. Look no further he is your Doctor!
Dr.GauGau is kind, cares and he calls personally if there is a concern, he provides detailed explanation of your situation, provide all options and gives suggested recommendations on what is best, allows you to ask questions, and can contact him if you have any concerns and the staff is so nice. Working to schedule my procedure.
This center is great. The staff and customer service is exceptional. I would recommend this place any day. My experience was wonderful, I went to doctor Gaugau scared and in tears and he made sure I was ok through my whole procedure and I get to have more babies ! Thank you for the excellent work
Very professional staff. Dr. G and nurse Bonnie answered all my concern questions and made me comfortable during the day of surgery. Now I’m feeling better day by day and looking forward to a great future.. I would definitely recommend The Fibroid Center.
If I could have a doctor like Dr.G at every appointment in life, I’d always be in good hands. Scheduling was easy & quick. Care during my procedure & Follow-up post procedure was amazing! I’m only a few weeks post ufe, and it feels good to finally get some sense of normalcy back after suffering for years. If you’re suffering from fibroids you’ll be in good hands with Dr.G. The reviews don’t lie
My experience with Dr. Gaugau and his staff was wonderful! I would recommend him to anyone considering embolization. I experienced cramping after which is normal. Dr. Gaugau and Bonnie was excellent in explaining what I may experience so I knew what to look out for. I'm still recovering and quite quickly I must say. My appetite is not fully back but I do feel better each day!
Dr. GauGau is amazing. He has a wonderful bedside manner. He is knowledgable, patient, and he hears you. He really hears you. He's warm and personable, and I couldn't ask for a better doctor. I had an embolization in 2022, only learning that I had fibroids two months prior. Making appointments was easy. His staff is just as personable. Everyone there just wants to help Six months after my procedure, my fibroids were gone and my cycle was back to normal. I'd easily give him 15 out of 5 stars!!
Dr. Gaugau is recognized as TOP Interventional Surgeon throughout the Maryland region and appears as a Medical Expert on the TOP Doctors Interviews, which are seen on popular radio stations