If you have symptomatic fibroids, you may be wondering why your Gynecologist only offers you surgery in the form of hysterectomy/myomectomy and never mentions Embolization. The answer to that question is in the following:
Your Gynecologist is not very familiar with this new technology driven procedure and so may not be able to answer all the questions you have.
If you are presented with Embolization as an option, you will most likely choose it over more invasive conventional surgery.
Choosing Embolization over hysterectomy/myomectomy means lost revenue for your Gynecologist.
Now, when you discuss fibroid treatment options with your Gynecologist, there are often facts presented to you that may not completely be accurate. True or False? Let’s see…
I am told that my only options are hysterectomy, myomectomy or ablation: FALSE!
Consider Embolization first and foremost. You won’t regret it. Ablation such as Novasure is a waste of time and money in this situation.
I am told that fibroids need to be physically removed from my pelvis to be certain of a cure: FALSE!
You do not need to have your fibroids physically removed. Its not necessary. There is a reason why women who do have fibroids but do not have symptoms DO NOT require any treatment at all. Otherwise we would be treating 80% of the female population. That’s how frequent uterine fibroids are.
So, the answer is NO you do not need a physical removal of fibroids, you just need a procedure that gives you back your quality of life while killing and shrinking your fibroids without any cuts at all. That’s what Embolization does.
I am told Embolization (UFE) will prevent me from getting pregnant: FALSE!
Embolization does not prevent you from getting pregnant and carrying a pregnancy to term. In fact, Embolization was referred to as a “Fertility restoring procedure” in a large study published recently.
I am told I need a hysterectomy because of my age, symptoms or because I no longer want to have children: FALSE!
Age, symptoms and desire to not have kids ARE NOT a medical indication to justify hysterectomy.
I am told I am not a candidate for Embolization because I have very heavy symptoms, too many or too big a fibroid: FALSE!
Embolization is probably the safest option for you regardless of the severity of symptoms, size or number of the fibroids you have. You just need a thorough evaluation and work up like we do in all cases that’s all.
I am told that Embolization is experimental and does not work: FALSE!
Simply not true!
When you hear that statement, get up and leave that office immediately. Call us instead!
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!!
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