So, you have heard of a procedure called Acessa advertised as minimally invasive in the treatment of uterine fibroids. You are wondering if Acessa could be an option for you and how it compares to technology driven procedures like the UFE as well as to traditional surgeries like myomectomy and hysterectomy.
Here, you will find the answer to your questions.
Acessa is nothing more than a combination of laparoscopy and ultrasound to deliver heat to the fibroids which is supposed to make them shrink. In other words, during the surgery, the gynecologist is introducing/holding the laparoscopy probes as well as an internal ultrasound probe, searching for fibroids, implanting a needle with prongs in the fibroids and running heat through those prongs in each fibroid until they are deemed non-viable. To give a comparison, Acessa is more like a myomectomy with a twist but still many stitches!
So, consider the following:
Acessa is performed in a hospital or surgical center setting, requires general anesthesia, and lasts about 2 hours.
Acessa CANNOT treat all fibroids, especially those outside the wall or inside the cavity.
Acessa CANNOT treat adenomyosis+++.
Acessa requires good knowledge of ultrasound physics and technique.
Acessa uses heat for treatment and the risk of burns to the tubes, ovaries, urinary conduits, and bowel is real.
Acessa, like myomectomy, is not a definitive treatment, it is impossible to treat every single fibroid. Smaller fibroids cannot be treated and will take over.
Complications? Here you go, from outside to inside: Skin burns, wound dehiscence, infection, blood loss with subsequent emergency hysterectomy, burn of adjacent organs like bowel, ovarian tubes and urine conduits, deep blood clots and lung collapse and issues of general anesthesia/laparoscopy.
Finally, Acessa is only covered by a few insurances, and you will need pre-authorization. Why is that? Because Acessa comes with limited research, still involves hospital care, and has better alternatives like the UFE.
Now contrast that with the Uterine artery embolization, a truly minimally invasive procedure that requires no hospital stay, has a downtime of 5-7 days, is cost effective, has no major complications and best of all is a definitive treatment!
Just make an appointment to consult your options with Dr. Gaugau
I have been diagnosed with fibrous for the past 10 years. It was not easy for me, and also, I was not comfortable with myself, but I thank God, and Dr. Gaugau for my life. Dr. Gaugau was very patient with all the procedures fromthe very first time I when to see him. He reviewed my MRI, and told me I have multiple fibrous, and that he will do everything in his power to help me. After doing the UFE surgery, I am feeling much, much better. My cycle has become lesser. No more period pain. Now I can go out and not have to worry about my cycle. Thank you so much Dr. Gaugau, I do not know were to begin I appreciate you. Thank you for taking away the 10 years of burden from me.To anyone who is reading this, if you are going through the same thing, do not worry you are in a safe place. This had been one of the best decisions I ever made . Dr. Gaugau did it for me, he will do it for you too!Sincerely,Mariama Kamara
What an amazing experience I had with this Dr. G, this was not my first time meeting him but he reminded me of what an amazing doctor he is with this visit. Not only did he help me with what I came to see him about but I expressed concerns about looking for a primary care doctor as well as an OB/GYN and he gave me referrals to two top-notch doctors that are right around the corner from him. I was actually able to get an appointment with the primary care doctor that same afternoon. I love Dr. G, he will forever be the doctor I see regarding my fibroids and I will refer everyone to him! Go see him now!!!!
In a world of academically sound physicians who are most interested in their bottom line, it is a blessing to still have physicians like Dr. Nordine Gaugau who remember the Hippocratic oath and elevate their practices through extraordinary care and insight into their clients conditions!
After being diagnosed with a very large fibroid I was instructed by my Gynecologist that I would probably need a hysterectomy but that I could look into something called UFE. I wanted to explore every possible option before even thinking about a hysterectomy. I contacted one Interventional Radiologist that was less than confident he could provide me with results I'd be happy with. Talk about a downer. I wasn't about to give up though. I read the reviews for Dr. Gau Gau and made an appointment. He reviewed my MRI and without a doubt said he could help. Today I near my one year anniversary of having UFE surgery. Best decision I ever made! My belly has gone down, my cycles are the lightest they've ever been and cramping is minimal if it happens at all. Dr. Gau Gau is patient, extremely knowledgeable and has a terrific team supporting him. I am so thankful I decided to come to him and you will be too!
I had a procedure a couple years ago and Dr. Gau Gau and his staff was amazing . He called me the next day to check on me . I recently started having some symptoms and wanted to make sure my fibroids did not come back . Dr. Gau Gau and his staff accommodated me with grace. I really appreciate the great customer service from him and his staff . Thank you Dr. Gau Gau and staff .Tina Gee
My life has been forever changed since my UFE procedure with Dr. Gaugau 3 months ago on 2/20/23. I'm no longer suffering from menstrual cramps or heavy bleeding. I highly recommend his services for any woman who want their life back. Call today and get your consultation of the different options available.
This was the best thing I could have ever done for myself. I had been dealing with the bleeding of Fibroids since I was about 33 years old...I am now 52. I have had doctors tell me that it was not a big deal, that it would get better as I get older and it did not. I took birth control pills, changed my diet, stopped chemically processing my hair and everything else I could think if and nothing changed, and it got worse. I was not able to plan vacations, it was a struggle to commute to/from work, go to fun events or attend my son's games and it was just too much. I was finally referred to see Dr. Gaugau and it was an absolute blessing!!! The staff is superb, knowledgeable and very friendly. The receptionist comforted me and she assured me that if would be fine...and it was. Dr. Gaugau was very kind, understanding and explained in detail what would be done. I had my procedure on May 19th, when I had my follow up appointment with the doctor, I asked him "When will we know if it worked" and he simply said "your past is behind you now" and he was absolutely right! 2 months later and my life as completely changed. I had a very light cycle the following month and it has been the best cycle I have had in years. I have gotten my life back. I would absolutely refer this office for the treatment of fibroids! I am forever grateful! My only complaint is that I did not do this sooner!
I was suffering with a crazy bleeding because of the fibroids, it get to the point that I was bleeding few month in a row , doctors was trying to use hormone pills but it made my condition even worse ,getting at the hospital few times for the blood transfusion, barely alive. All what the doctors recommended me ,was to remove the uterus, but I was so against it. thanks God I found doctor G. amazing doctor , great stuff, they took care of me like I couldn’t even imagine ,supported me throw the whole process . After an hour operation , i m like a new person now , I m so happy I found doctor Gaugau 🙏 he is THE BEST
There aren't enough words or ways to describe how great of an experience I was provided with by Dr. Gaugau's office. Dr Gaugau and his staff are a rarity in healthcare. Dr. Gaugau is caring, witty, well versed in his field and he's just an all around good human. Women's health is one of those areas where physicians make us feel seen but not heard. I have felt, heard and seen I am so glad I made the decision to have Dr. Gaugau treat me. His staff listened and cared for me so well and made feel like I was the only patient that mattered. Fibroids are not only physically disruptive but mentally disruptive as well. Since have my procedure my body and mind are more at ease. For my Fibroid sisters reading this review and you are unsure whether you should see Dr. Gaugau, stop thinking and overanalyzing and make the appointment. You'll be wondering why you didn't do it sooner.
I’ve been dealing with fibroids for years and it’s because ofDr. Gaugau that my periods are more manageable. My journey with him has been nothing but exceptional. Dr. Gaugau is very caring, knowledgeable, and professional.His staff is amazing! From the very beginning, Dr. Gaugau, RN Bonnie, and Keisha made sure I felt comfortable and supported throughout the entire UFE process. I am incredibly thankful for the care I received.Thank you Dr. Gaugau and Team !!!
I'm glad I was referred to Dr. Gaugau. He was the only doctor that was able to find what was causing me pain after 3 months of doctor & hospital visits. Dr. Gaugau is very professional as well as Ms. Keisha & his nurse. It' such a warming & caring environment. It's almost been a month since my procedure and I feel so much better. I definitely have and will continue to refer Dr. Gaugau & his staff.
If you are ever struggling with uterine fibroids, I highly recommend Dr. Gau Gau and his team. They all made me feel so comfortable and cared for through out the entire UFE process. I had the procedure 2 weeks ago and I already feel so much better. I'm so happy results and glad I wasn't pressured to get a myomectomy. Please give this amazing team a try if you're currently struggling with uterine fibroids.
I recommend Dr. Gaugau @ imaged guided surgery and doing the embolization procedure as an alternative route is the ways the best way to go.After being diagnosed with fibroids and looking for options on how to treat them without having major surgery; I sought different doctors' opinions, but all led to the same option, a hysterectomy..... that was not an option for me. INFORMATION is knowledge! You have options! If you are dealing with fibroids issues contact the Imaged Guided Surgery center asap and get the best treatment, it was worth the ride from Rockville, MD to Clinton MD.After seeing Dr. Gaugau and having explained to me step by step what would take place during the procedure, I was satisfied and decided to move forward with the procedure. I liked the fact that he was not so quick to want to do a hysterectomy and informed me of the other options. I am grateful! The procedure was a great success! I didn't have a hysterectomy and had great results with the embolization. One week after the procedure I'm feeling like myself.Thank you and your staff for all your help and support ( Keisha and RN Bonnie ) 🏾🙏🏽😊
I recently went to get a procedure here, the staff is amazing front desk staff Cheyla and Kesha made me feel so welcome. Ms.Kesha made me feel so safe like I was her daughter. Ms.Bonnie was amazing and patient. They made me feel so secure. I would 100% recommend this office, they are very caring and attentive to your every need. I can call at anytime and they are very professional and detailed with my condition . Dr.GauGau is a phenomenal doctor overall !
Thanks Be to God! I have been suffering from fibroids for many years. I knew in my spirit that it was time to call for a consultation after listening to the radio commercial. I had my procedure 2 months ago in April 2023. I am relieved that I am no longer experiencing excessive bleeding. It would be nice if most doctors had the same awesome bedside manner as Dr. Gaugau. Thank you Dr. Gaugau, Keisha, and nurse Bonnie! I am full of gratitude!
Let me start by giving a huge “Thank You” to God! For leading me to Dr.G, his staff and “Amazing” Assistant Keisha. This journey with Fibroids was very frightening from the start, not ever experiencing something like this. Hearing how severe my condition was, all the bad long term outcomes, to being told I needed a Hysterectomy. ATP I lost all hope, confidence and felt like life was done with no options because I wanted more children. Until, I found “The Fibroid Master” Dr.G. After a visit and test he assured me 100% this could be corrected with different options. He’s very knowledgeable, experienced and has mastered his craft. I am very honored to be a patient! Also, pleased to say that I am one of very few to have passed a Fibroid vaginally and have a 5% chance of Fibroids returning. Big Shoutout to Dr.G 🥇🙏🏽
Dr Gau Gau is a very thorough and caring doctor who actually listens to his patient. He doesn't try to rush through the appointment with you. He took the time to make sure I understood my diagnosis, diagnostic exams and the UFE procedure. Weeks later he even gave me a walk-in appointment so he could re-examine my MRI when my pain returned; it was at that appointment that he discovered an unrelated issue, told me what I needed and which type of doctor to see for it. I highly recommend him. From the front office to his office everyone is caring and professional. Excellent Dr!
I can’t say enough about Dr. Gau Gau and his office. From my consultation to the procedure, Dr Gau Gau and his office have been the most professional, honest and helpful doctors office I have been to. I had the UFE done on August 10, 22 and 9 months later I’m really sooo much better. My stomach is flattening, periods are lighter, no cramping and don’t feel heavy in stomach area like before. All in all this was the best decision made and Dr. G continues to reassure me that it’ll get better and it is. Ladies, if you are on the fence about this procedure, please don’t be! Dr. G is one of the best in this area and he will not only treat you with respect, but he will also advocate on your behalf when others tell you differently. He is definitely about helping women to preserve their uterus and using a less invasive way of treating fibroids. I highly recommend him. Not to mention his office staff are AMAZING! The ladies are always so pleasant and more than willing to help the patients. So ladies please schedule your consultation and get back quality of life.
My health was deteriorating, i had lack of energy, lots of sleepless nights, major weight gain in the mid section. And i knew something was wrong, because i was too tired when i would get off work, but work wasn't even tiring. No extra energy to do anything fun, exercise forget about it, it was a passing thought. It took me awhile to complete the MRI bc of pre menopausal anxieties. But once it was done i had my treatment surgery it was an aggressive case. Dr GauGau and staff took great care of me. Explained all that was gonna happen before and after the treatment. I was able to call them with any questions aday later that came up. I got my health back just completed my 1st week check up it went amazing i've been on multiple walks not sluggish anymore and loss some majo weight as well. So ladies we dont have to get hysterectomies, for fibroids anymore unless you choose it. Best decision that was shown me was about Dr Nordine Gau Gau he's great at what he's been bless to do for woman. Front desk Ms Kesha so warm and welcoming, and my nurse she rocked took her time and care with me. Five star establishment.💫🌟⭐️
Just had surgery a week ago. It was in and out. The whole process prior to my procedure was seamless. I was a nervous wreck, but I was reassured throughout the process. During my surgery, the nurse and Dr took good care of me. What I love most, everything was explained to me in full details and everything they were doing to set me up for surgery was explained. And mostly, you won't see where you had your surgery. My recovery went well as long as you take the meds and follow drs orders you will be fine. I will recommend people to go here. The front desk Secretary is very sweet. Everyone is so nice. Dr. Gaugau has a great sense of humor that puts your mind at ease.
Dr. G and his team are truly amazing. I can say that I had the procedure done to cure my fibroids the plus toot all is my stomach is now flatter than it has ever been and years and I am down 10 pounds. That is a plus to getting the uterine fibroid uterine embolization. Thanks Dr.G and team! The staff is so friendly and they make me want to quit my job and apply for a job there.
When I tell you Dr. Nordine Gaugau is the Goat, the best in town. I went to have some fibroids removed that give me some unwanted belly fat and a week after my procedure my belly is flat again. I love the staff in his office they are nice and professional. They're always made feel like I was important regardless of my concerns or questions.
Let me start by saying Dr. Gaugau and his staff are phenomenal!!! They are kind, caring and very knowledgeable about uterine fibroids. I’ve suffered from fibroids for more than ten years. I had a myomectomy many years ago, but so many new fibroids appeared over the years since. I experienced debilitating, heavy and painful periods. I met with Dr. Gaugau and he was very thorough, open and honest about the UFE procedure. I like that he tailors the procedure to your specific needs because no two people are alike/have the same issues. I’ve learned so much from him throughout the process. He is very kind and soooo easy to talk to.I am currently one week post op and I feel great! The UFE procedure was painless and was completed a little under an hour. The nurse was really great!! She made sure I was comfortable and was very detailed when explaining the purpose/effects of the medication I received during the procedure and the meds I needed to take at home after the procedure. By the way, my prescriptions were filled right away; no waiting for hours at the pharmacy. The nurse went over the instructions again once I received my prescriptions prior to my release from the doctors office. Once again she was thorough and gave simple and easy instructions throughout the process and was soooo pleasant to talk to.Last but not least, the front desk manager/receptionist was also great!! Each visit she greeted me with a smile. She is so pleasant and joy to talk to. She made sure my wait to see the doctor was comfortable and pleasant. She communicated very clear and effectively. She also offered water and tissue without having to ask. The smallest gestures make a huge impact. She was very attentive and she genuinely looked out for my best interest!Ladies, if you suffer from fibroids, please visit Dr. Gaugau and his team! They will take great, great, great care of you!Obiamaka
All I can say is wow! Dr Gaugua and his team are amazing! This team has ensured I was equipped with understanding of my procedure cheered me up spoke so positively. Apart from being extremely patient and kind they checked on me consistently Kiesha at the front desk is a blessing she ensured she followed up with me at all times the procedure was a success and I can only say thank you to an amazing team of professionals that believe the importance of health care and the opportunities that plague black health care.
LADIES!!!!!!! If you have been diagnosed with fibroids, Please seek a second opinion at this office before hysterectomy or laparoscopic surgery. In 2016, I had the laparoscopic surgery for fibroid removal, stayed a few nights in the hospital, out of work for a few months. Three years later fibroids returned, along with issues. I heard advertisement for Dr. Gaugau and called. Ms. Keisa D., the receptionist, unknowingly help calm me. My blood pressure and new doctor anxiety kicked in. She is so patient and understanding. Dr. Gaugau, listened to me and my concerns. I learned from him, the issues I had been dealing with was due to my fibroids. I had constant low back pain, frequent urination, ridiculous bloating, fatigue, iron deficiency. I already knew about the heavy cycle flow and cramping. I was almost in tears when Dr. Gaugau told me I probably didn't need to get the laparoscopic surgery done years ago. I have belly keloids from that surgery. I wished that i heard about Dr. Gaugau in 2016. My fibroid embolization procedure was done about three weeks ago. Ms. Bonnie, the nurse/tech, amazing! She explains everything to me as plain as possible. She made sure that I was comfortable throughout procedure and recovery. The procedure took about 45 minutes and few hours recovery before allowed to go home. In two days I was up and moving. I was off pain meds after third day. Im going back to work this week. I have lost 4lbs. Minimum low back pain. I cant even tell where the incision was made. I'm so happy. I'm so happy. I'm so happy. Please get a second opinion, Please include Dr, Gaugau's office in your research.
Dr. Gaugau is honestly an angel in disguise. My husband and I were trying to have a baby. However, I was in my mid-30s and ended up having a miscarriage. We figured that the miscarriage was due to my age. Time passed, and I started to notice some serious symptoms. I gained over 100 lbs, was bleeding to the point that I was wearing diapers, constant pain, feeling weak and lethargic due to the severe blood loss. I am from Chicago...so I ended up going to a highly recommended gynecologist. The doctor told me that I had fibroads. She stated that they were extremely large and that the only 2 options I had were a historectomy or adoption. I went to 7 other doctors in Chicago...only for them to tell me the same thing. I started to look outside of Chicago, and thats how I found Dr. Gaugau. The 1st time we talked, he told me to overnight him a recent MRI disc for him to review. He reviewed the discs and told me that I needed to do an emergency embolization within 48-72 hours. So me, my husband, and our 8 week old Yorkie flew to Maryland to get the surgery done. Before the surgery, Dr. G asked me what I wanted to do with my uterus. I said I wanted kids. He told me that if I listened to him, and followed his instructions, I would surely be able to conceive. I was 100% skeptical. After the embolization, I flew back to Chicago. I waited 30 days and then went back to Maryland for the myomectomy. Dr. G was by my side the entire time. Calling me and my husband daily...even giving us his personal cell phone and calling us in the middle of every night!!! I have NEVER experienced any type of care like this from any medical professional. Long story short...shortly after Dr. G gave me and my husband the green light to try...I became pregnant!! Even during my pregnancy in Chicago, Dr. G still kept in contact with us to make sure we were comfortable with our current doctor and had no additional questions. Over 13 doctors told me I was not able to give birth. Dr. G was the ONLY doctor who stated otherwise. I'm glad to announce that I just gave birth to a healthy 8lbs baby boy and carried him for 38 weeks!!! After giving birth, I called Dr Gaugau. He laughed and said, "Now do you believe me!" lol. If you or anyone you know is having issues with fibroads, or any other feminine problems.... PLEASE do not hesitate to give Dr. Gaugau's office a call. His staff is top-notch and kind. I guarantee that you will never regret the day you contacted his office. It was honestly a life changing experience that I could never and will never forget!
Ladies please if you have ovarian Fibroids ..you do not have to have a hysterectomy.. Here at the fibroid center they will take very good care of you and offer you a non surgical procedure to takes care of your fibroids .. I myself had the procedure and not only do I feel more healthier..my frequent urinating stopped .. I lost weight .. and I was back to my normal self in a week after the procedure.. The loving staff makes you feel very safe and comfortable.. call and make a consultation today.
Dr. Gau Gau and staff was very professional they all answers your questions and help you get prepare for your surgery. When you needed to talk to him from home about a issue he return your call or his staff. I will recommend him to any women you have a problems with fibroids and heavy menstrual periods.
So I had my Fibroids finally removed here, and it was a very smooth process! I am very happy that I listened to my body and payed attention to the important factors on having an MRI to distinguish the problems which is very important to have done, also had to have the lining on the uterus thining, so I had two very successful procedures done here in one day in less then hour. This is a very good doctor and the staff itself are great and make you feel at home. This doctor(Dr. Gau Gua) is very patient and listens well. With out the thinning of my lining I would have had to had an emergency hysterectomy eventually. This wonderful doctor assess the problems and got things done, and I feel great and it's only been a week less down is perfect!
Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful concern in regard to my health and providing me with excellent medical care. Dr.Gaugua is a excellent doctor I recommend people to go to see Dr.Gaugua His office is in Clinton Md you would love him. He is nice and kind and would answer all of your questions. You don’t have to have a Hysterectomy go to see Dr. Gaugua!!
For about 2 years, I would have extremely painful and heavy periods. Even after the period I felt bloated and weak . I found out a year ago I was severely anemic and began weekly to biweekly iron infusions …. Dr Silverbrook , my OBGYN, recommended that I see Dr Gaugau. THE BEST RECOMMENDATION EVER … I was so happy that I did not have to get a hysterectomy or even a myomectomy !!! Dr Gaugau showed me a video of the procedure I would get to remedy endometriosis and fibroids ! On the day of the procedure, it’s tru I was so nervous but he kept cracking jokes so much it really helped me relax! All I can say is thank God for him and this procedure … there is absolutely no scaring and my waistline is significantly reduced !!!🥳 Finally , the nurses and Dr Gaugau himself called me almost everyday for week after the procedure to check on me and answer any questions I had ! I am so glad I got this procedure ! I got this procedure Dec 16th 2022 and I have not only lost weight but I feel soooooooo much better ! Recovery takes only a week !!!! I am encouraged to inform so many other women about Dr Gaugau’s procedure … if I could give him 10 stars I would … I will forever be thankful to him ! God Bless Dr Gaugau and his entire medical staff ❤️
I truly was missing out on having my fibroids removed, because of the fear of having a hysterectomy. I met Dr Gaugau in Clinton Maryland and without a hysterectomy has made my life so much easier. He removed my fibroids and my menstrual cycle is so much lighter and less symptoms. If you are experiencing fibroids contact Dr Gaugau's office. You will not be disappointed.
Thank you all so much for clearing the air after seeing numerous of doctors to finally hear the words “no fibroids”. What I have is not normal and for all the doctors that told me it is, I will never visit them again because I felt lied to. Thank you all so much, I will now take the next steps to figure this out and one day get back to my regular self. I’m grateful that I can finally relax on this issue and will be sending my female friends whoever experiences any issues.
Dr. Gaugau is amazing!!! He literally saved my uterus!!! I had severe period bleeding coupled with being on blood thinner medication made my periods unbearable. Dr. Gaugau performed a UFE (uterine fibroid embolization) and it has literally changed my quality of life! !! I am so thankful that I didn’t need to have a hysterectomy and that the UFE was the best option for me. Many women are told they need hysterectomies due to fibroids when that isn’t true. There are non-invasive alternatives for us!! The UFE is a non-invasive alternative that works!!! I am forever grateful to Dr. Gaugau and his staff. Everyone is so personable and amazing!!
I had a wonderful experience with Dr Gaugau. He was very detailed and honest with me about my options. I chose not to have a hysterectomy and am happy with my results. Nurse Bonnie made me comfortable preparing me for the procedure and explained everything to me step by step. The front desk staff is very friendly and professional. I would highly recommend this office.
Finally, a honest, professional and trusted provider. I was referred years and ago and should have come then. However, this experience saved my health and gave me second chance. In just months lost 40-lbs, as the procedure gave me the kick start I needed to get my pre-pandemic life back on track. Both the front and back staff are amazing. Dr. Gaugau deserves to recognized for bringing this quality back to healthcare. We as patients deserve someone who listens, responds with empathy and brings his experience.
Back in 2020, I was told that I needed to have surgery to get rid of my fibroids. I knew that was not an option for me. Thankfully, I met Dr. Gaugau in 2021, who embolized my fibroids. I am now happy since the fibroids are gone and I’m able to enjoy my life again! I highly recommend Dr. Gaugau!
"I can't express enough about my experience with Dr. Gaugua and his team. Dr. G. is great in explaining the procedure and has helped manage all my expectations. He's meticulous and caring in his work and it shows. Overall, great experience!"
I'm a young woman (no children yet). I was originally told by 1st doc that I would have to have major surgery, possibly compromising future ability to have children. But God!! I truly believe God made it possible for me to be connected to Dr. Gaugau's office for my procedure! No complications or anything!
Dr. GauGau is a wonderful doctor he care about his patients. You don't have to get a hysterectomy because you're older or don't want any more kids. You can keep everything God sent you on earth with. Don't be in a rush . Don't let any doctor pressure you in taking your uterus their are other options. Please make an appointment with Dr Gau Gau. You will be much happier with his procedure. Thank you Dr Gau Gau God bless.Everyone in office is friendly and caring people. It's so much love in the office.Get your uterine fibroid embolization surgery today with a well experience doctor who care about his patients and the well being.
If you are confuse and feeling hopeless about your recent or on going fibroids issues The Fibriod Center is the place to be. DR.G and his team educate their paitents and give them options to to put an end to on going lower back pain and heavy menstrual cycles. Don't settle for the first route of treatment for your fibroidsgo to the Fibriod center and you will not regret it.Just remember a hysterectomy or myomectomy is your decision not the doctor's take your time and make the decision for yourself.
Please reconsider having a hysterctomy because Dr. Gaugau has truly put a myth to rest for me. I had the opportunity to have the UFE last week and it was the best releaf of my life. For several years, I had excrciating pain in my back, hips, stomach, knee's and righ anckle. However, 24 hours after the UFE procedure the pain has gone away. I can't thank Dr. Gaugau enough for introducing me to this option and not just saying "You need a hysterctomy". I had no clue that the pain in my foot and ankle had anything to do with my uterus. Yes, circulation has gotten much better and will give me a much better boost of energy as my healing process continues. I'm back to work after 5 day's and again so thank full for this God sent releaf.
Ladies.. if you are having Iron issues, hormone or painful periods this office is worth the consultation visit. My one call changed my life literally!!! Dr GauGau’s staff are phenomenal women and treated me very well from start to finish. Ms. Keisha , Ms.Angela and Ms.Bonnie walked me through this process. Every question was answered from the process, to how the pain will feel and be managed as well as recovery. Dr GauGau is now one of my favorite doctors. His integrity is through the roof.. he spoke to me during my surgery and explained what was going on step by step. Where else can you go and get spa treatment but it’s an official doctors office😂 This was one of the best decisions that I’ve ever made. To be able to have my body back is and most important be comfortable again. Ladies I had Adenomyosis (never heard of it until I came for my consult) but its a disease that gradually becomes worst if not detected. This office saved my life literally 😇🙌🏽 Thank you staff and Dr GauGau forever patient ♥️
I have suffered with uterine fibroids close to 8 years. I was originally scheduled to have a myomectomy and possible hysterectomy on 2/15/2022. However there was a mix-up in scheduling, which gave me time to seek a second opinion. Due to the number and size of the fibroids I'm positive that a hysterectomy would have been my outcome. I researched and found Dr. Gaugau and the Fibroid Center in June and had the uterine fibroid embolism on 8/2/2022. Having this procedure was the best decision I could have made and my only regret is that I didn't do it sooner. I had the procedure a little over a month ago and I am already feeling a huge difference.The office staff is very welcoming and helpful and Dr. Gaugau is very knowledgeable. If you are suffering with uterine Fibroids please consult with Dr. Gaugua, before making decision to have a hysterectomy.
Dr. Gaugau is a great doctor he is very honest with you and he gives you options to choice from unlike other doctor's. It's always told to women especially black women that you have to get a hysterectomy and most cases that is not true. There are options that are less invasive and he doesn't pressure you he makes you feel comfortable along with his friendly staff. I would recommend anyone to come here because my surgery was a success and I no longer have the horrible proble I once had. When it comes to your cycle being so heavy that's it's stopping you from going anywhere you need to go make an appointment immediately with Dr. Gaugau. Dr. Gaugau and his staff is there to answer any questions and concerns that you may have. I promise you won't regret it . It will be the best decision you ever made, it was for me!
LADIES NEVER AGREE TO AGGRESSIVE TREATMENT!! Ask questions!Dr. Guagau took his time with me! I was told in past from many Dr’s. that I would need to have a “Hysterectomy ”Dr Guagua was very informative with me and made sure he answered my question and concerns! He SAVED ME FROM unnecessary SURGICAL PROCEDURE!*I highly recommend Dr GuaGua!
I was offered hysterectomy and then I met doctor G and he told me about this alternative Called embolization and I did it and 6 months later I am doinggreat I don't need a ton of medication when my menstrual comes and my uterus looks way better and I did not have to do major surgery
Everyone is so friendly and so nice! The doctor is wonderful! You have options, you do not have to choose a hysterectomy. This procedure is the best thing that I ever did!!! Doctor Gaugau is very knowledgeable and it was a pleasure to work with. I am so glad I chose this procedure with this doctor!
I would highly recommend Dr. Gaugau. He and his staff are very professional. He takes his time to explain things in a way that you will understand. He makes sure your questions are answered. 5 Stars are not enough for this anointed Dr. God's Blessings to you and your staff. Thank you.
Ladies please please consider embolization as your first option if you do have fibroids or thickening of the lining also known as adenomyosis over any form of conventional surgery such as hysterectomy and my one Tony. I was offered hysterectomy as only option but I choose to go see Dr. Gaugau and had the UFE embolization. The results are phenomenal after one week I’m up and running I don’t have any more pain and I look a lot better to the point that everybody in my surround and has noticed that I am being free I’m not taking any more medication and I’m looking forward to a pain free world.I strongly recommend Dr. Gaugau!!! Don’t lose your U!!
I'm only 1 day post op and I'm so relieved that the pain is bearable. I was super nervous about it but Dr.Gaugau's team reassured me and everything went very well. I'm truly thankful to everyone I have encountered during my journey to the UFE and will recommend 10 out 10! And that if you can, go see Dr.Gaugau to perform it!!!
The truth is real UFE, In my late 50 no Gyn one wanted to give me a chance stated that it would go away they’re going to shrink and go away…but the Fibroids continued to grow. I called Dr Gaugau MD and the rest is history. They took good care of me. Dr. G performed UFE. The procedure was a total success. I recommend them to anyone with fibroid issues. 10 stars!!!
Dr. Gau Gau was the absolute best. I was told I had fibroids for the last two years from two African American gynecologists. Neither of them did an MRI, but felt I couldn't possibly be having the amount of pain I was having for the size of fibroids I had. The only option given was major surgery to remove them although that wasn't something that was typically done for fibroid my size (very small). After a few trips to the ER during my cycle to get narcotics and the use of Motrin 800 every month, I'd simply had enough. I heard about Dr. Gau Gau on the radio and gave him a try..... it was my only option. After an MRI, I was told I didn't have fibroids, but Adenomyosis. I was shocked! To my dismay, he offered the embolization procedure, which is an in and out procedure. I was healed within a week and now I don't have any more pain during my cycle. Praise God! Dr. Gau Gau is a God send. I recommend him to any woman experiencing gynecological pain and is getting the run around from their gynecologist. He is very thorough, kind, patient and available when ever you call throughout this process. I give him 10 stars!
Last week I got my procedure done it took me an hour and I was out within two hours I didn’t feel no pain no discomfort the staff was wonderful very helpful the doctor was amazing and kept up with me after my procedure if I could give them 10 stars I would
Dr Gaugau was an excellent doctor. I received the best of care in having Fibroid removal surgery. This was an excellent choice instead of a total hysterectomy. Dr Gaugau performed Uterine Fibroid Embolizaion (UFE)... Excellent Dr and Staff.
My experience was amazing, my doctor at Kaiser kept trying to get me to get a Hysterectomy so I came here to the fibroid center and met with Dr Gau Gau and he told me about the UFE Procedure and it was the best decision that I mad, one week later I’ve lost 6lbs my skin is clear I’m not constipated no pain I feel great, ladies UFE is the best procedure for us,the staff was awesome especially the RN Bonnie., they made sure you was comfortable and relax they took really good care of me.if I could rate him more then five stars I would he’s the best!
I am one week post op and I am back on my feet. Dr. Gau Gau and his staff are very nice, caring and patient. I was very nervous to have the procedure done. Bonnie(Nurse) explained each and every medicine given and was nice and calming. Dr. Gau Gau was supportive, a great listener and explained the entire process step by step.
Dr. Gaugau and his staff were very professional. Women need to understand that we have options besides getting cut on and ending up with a hysterectomy with longer healing time. It was a great experience
Dr. Gau gau is the best!!! I had fibroids and was told I needed to get a hysterectomy however, I checked out other options and found Dr. Gau Gau...he assured me that I did not need to have my uterus removed to take care of the fibroid. I asked a ton of questions Gau Gau and his team were patient with me.. Finally, I made my appt and had the procedure done, now I have no pain, my fibroids are gone and my cycles are back to normal. I am forever thankful and grateful to Dr. Gau Gau and his team for taking care of me and all of my many questions!
This was the best decision of my life. My periods were so heavy, cramping was horrible. After this procedure, the heal time was about 5-7 days of rest. The pain meds help to reduce discomfort after the procedure. Ladies please consider this procedure, it is a life changer.
Dr. Gaugau and his entire team are THE BEST. Extremely knowledgable, warm, and welcoming. Too often hysterectomies are recommended as a solution to fibroids. Before you make such a life changing decision, please visit Dr. Gaugau. I am so very glad that I did. Dr. Gaugau performed an embolization procedure that has already changed my life in less than two months. I'm getting my body back! My belly starting going down almost immediately. My heavy periods have dramatically decreased. I'm feeling like myself for the first time in years thanks to Dr. Gaugau! Truly, I can not say enough good things about my experience with Dr. Gaugau and his team! THANK YOU DR. GAUGAU!!!
Highly recommend! Awesome, knowledgeable and friendly staff. Everything was explained in detail, which was comforting. Procedure itself was seamless and recovery is going well. So pleased with the before and after (pics attached).
If I could score Dr. Gaugau higher than five stars I would!!! I recently had an embolization procedure for a fibroid issue that has been causing pain and discomfort for years! It was the best thing I ever did for myself! I had the procedure on a Tuesday and by Friday I was switching to only taking ibuprofen because I was already feeling so much better. I must say that I now feel better then I have in years. I was dealing with daily discomfort I didn’t even realize I had until it was completely gone!!! The entire staff is wonderful and made the experience so pleasant. From the incredibly nice woman that scheduled my initial consultation & welcomed me every time I called or walked through the door….she’s absolutely lovely. Bonnie was so thorough walking me through how the procedure was going to go & again making me feel so safe & comfortable. She was fabulous at her job! As for Dr. Gaugau, there simply are no words to describe how wonderful he is…he’s knowledgeable, straightforward & definitely doesn’t want you wasting your time & money on procedures or medications you don’t need. From the first time I met with him I knew he was the doctor I wanted to help me. He explained everything so thoroughly leaving me with no questions. I already knew going in that I didn’t want the other procedures that other doctors had suggested…which is how I discovered Dr. Gaugau in the first place….searching for other options. He has the best bedside manner I’ve ever experienced & by my last appointment I left feeling like he could be a family friend, someone you’d want to invite to your next dinner party. He’s just so personable. Both my mother & husband felt the same after meeting him. If I could have him as my main doctor I would! He’s wonderful and I couldn’t possibly recommend him more! If you are suffering from pain / discomfort from fibroids do yourself a favor & schedule your consultation with Dr. Gaugau and see if this is an option for you!!
I had the fibroid embolization surgery and my experience perfect. For years, I’ve been having issues with my fibroids and after the surgery I lost weight and my periods started to normalize with less bleeding and cramping. During my recovery process Dr G called to check on me and make me feel comfortable during the process. This is my third surgery to treat fibroids and has been the most effective.
I would to thank Dr. Gaugau, his front desk staff and his RN nurse! They offer superb service with maximum satisfaction. This entire team shows respect, empathy, professionalism and genuine care from beginning to end. I am truly satisfied and grateful to Dr. Gaugau for helping me to fix my very serious problem that made me very anemic. Thanks to you and your team I can feel great again. I 100% recommend this office to women who are having issues with fibroids or heavy bleeding. Not all doctors and office staff treat their patients with the respect that is required but this team is like the creme dela creme! Thank you again.
My Experience with Dr Gaugau and his entire staff was pleasant my Procedure was very successful and I was up and running in 4 days I recommend anyone who needs this service to contact Dr Gaugau office!
My experience with Dr. Gaugau and the staff was amazing! His bedside manner is so calm and assuring and he took the time to help me understand everything prior to the procedure. Bonnie (the RN) made me feel so comfortable and talked me through everything that was happening while I was there. My procedure was a week ago and I feel 1000% better already! I highly recommend anyone suffering from fibroids see Dr. G!
I had my UFE procedure last week and it was an answered prayer! The feedback that I received from other doctors were to have a myomectomy or hysterectomy. I was beyond ecstatic to hear that this was an option. I truly hope and pray more women are made aware of their complete options.I thoroughly enjoyed working with Dr. GauGau his expertise and bedside manner is unmatched. He takes his time to explain the procedure and questions that you have without making you feel rushed. I appreciated and needed that. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone suffering from the symptoms of fibroids.
Dr. G is exceptional, but before you actually see him you will be greeted by his friendly and accommodating staff. I had my procedure a week ago and I feel awesome. I don't feel bloated and heavy, and I'm not constantly running to the bathroom. The fibroids were so big they pressed on my bladder which caused discomfort and a huge inconvenience. I also admire the fact that Dr. G takes his time to explain what's going on with me and is never in a rush.
I was referred to Dr.Gaugau from my OBGYN 6 months ago. Due to having very abnormal cycles each month almost 3 total. With imaging and test Dr. Gaugau was able to diagnose and treat my issues(fibroids) after my surgery all my pain and suffering I experienced for many many years gradually slowed down and im getting better in time. I refer anyone having fibroid pains to consult with Dr. Gaugau , and get a plan for your life. It just might change it, like it did mine.
Had a great experience! I was told my cervix was the size of a 20 week pregnant woman, I met Dr. G and he promised to help me and save my uterus without a hysterectomy as an option, Ladies YOU Have OPTIONS, don’t let them tell you that you don’t. I am on my road to recovery and even becoming a proud mother one day with the help of Dr.G, my stomach has went down a lot and i’m on my way to a normal life ❤️❤️❤️❤️ explore your options and even making this procedure an option is amazing !
I had a wonderful experience at the fibroid center im so glad that i found this place the doctor i went to before wanted to cut me open then i heard about the fibroid center on the radio thank God it saved my life i was in so much pain for years didn't know why i finally feel relief after all these years my procedure went very well i definitely recommend to other females
Dr. Gaugau is the best. Good bedside manner, he answered my questions before I had the procedure and at my follow up appointment today. I have good results so far, it’s only been a week. I can feel the difference and have lost some weight. I recommend getting a consultation if you are having issues with fibroids symptoms interrupting your life. - Ms. Street
Dr. Gaugau, the nurse (can't remember her name), and administrative staff are excellent. They go above and beyond for their patients. They are very clear and concise about specific events that will occur before, during, and after the procedure. If I could give them a higher rating, I would give them a 10 out of 10.Dr. Gaugau and staff have helped me out tremendously in improving my quality of life. I am thankful for not having surgery and opted to have Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE). I will refer anyone who has problems with uterine fibroids to see Dr. Gaugau and the amazing staff.
By far the Best!!!!!I was bleeding 🩸 for 6months straight. Did so much research 🧐 about what procedure I should go with. I was going to get the fibroid removed surgically but it slims ur chances of being pregnant again. I came across UFE procedure(fibroids Center) and read the procedure/steps they do, and this was just perfect for Me! Made appointment with Dr. Gaugau and he told me he can fix it without surgery. At first I didn’t believe him until I was sent down stairs for an MRI. My results came back stating my fibroid was as big as an Apple 🍎 and if felled down behind my cervix wall😩😩😩I was nervous 😩 and really scared. Dr.G told me that it was rear but he could still fix it. After the procedure was done it was still there. He told me to give it a week and it will fall right out. Literally 5days tops after procedure it fell out, didn’t feel it at all. I feel so good now!!! Stop 🛑 bleeding and feel like a million bucks!!!! BIG THANKS TO DR. GAUGAU!!!!!!🙌🏾🙌🏾🙏🏾🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊🍾
Excellent doctor, great office staff, and amazing results. I feel so much better after my procedure. If you’re thinking about a hysterectomy or mymoectomy, please see Dr. Gaugau first for a less aggressive but effective procedure.
It was a great and successful experience. I had my procedure done in February 2021 for 3 fibroids, one of which was about 6 cm. I haven’t had any surgery before in my life so I was a little intimidated but Dr. Gaugau and his staff (from the front desk to his nurse) made this a great, stress-free experience. I will say the first day after surgery was pretty much hell because of the pain and nausea but I had been warned that it varies from patient to patient, and there was an issue of getting my painkiller prescription fulfilled at my local pharmacy (and I didn’t respond well to the nausea meds) so that could have exacerbated some of it. But I called Dr. Gaugau and he immediately offered solutions that helped. I also suffered a low grade fever that came and went for a couple of weeks but that was also one the side effects as the fibroid fights the embolization that I was warned about and the fever eventually disappeared.I went on my first 2 mile jog within 2 weeks of the procedure so that tells you how quick the recovery is. Months later, my periods are A LOT lighter and the cramping is nowhere near as bad. The tummy bloat has also gone down a lot. And Dr. Gaugau was very responsive when I called with questions and concerns. He’d return my calls within a day. I’d definitely recommend the procedure especially as a less invasive option and not wanting to take hormones (which I was adamant I didn’t want to do). This is a great place to do it!
The bedside manner in this office is out of this world the whole staff makes you feel so comfortable. I have been to many doctors in the past 20 years but you knew what I needed from the 1st time I visited your office and I received exactly what I needed and now I feel great thank you so much for helping my pain go away I truly appreciate you and your staff