Articles about Fibroids and Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)

Jovita Moore, evening anchor at WSB-TV Atlanta, features Dr. Lipman in a very unique way.  Jovita asked Dr. Lipman to perform her UFE procedure, and invited a film crew along to record everything from her first consult, to the UFE itself, through her 3-month consult after the procedure.  The full 30-minute video documents Jovita's experience with Dr. Lipman... <a href=""> [Continue Reading]</a>

UFE is a nonsurgical procedure that treats all fibroids in a single session. Instead of surgically removing the uterus to treat symptoms like fibroid-related heavy periods and pelvic pain, UFE accesses fibroids through a small nick in the wrist or groin area. UFE blocks blood flow to the fibroids, causing them to shrink and bothersome symptoms to subside. An outpatient procedure, UFE... <a href=""> [Continue Reading]</a>

John C. Lipman, MD, names The Real Housewives Of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey to be the Atlanta Fibroid Center Celebrity Ambassador.

Television Personality, CEO of The Bailey Agency School of Fashion, and Star of Bravo’s hit reality show, The Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA), Cynthia Bailey joins one of the nation’s most renowned fibroid experts as the Celebrity Fibroid Awareness Ambassador in a crusade to save women from the devastating effects of uterine fibroids.

The RHOA Star, Super Model, and Entrepreneur, Cynthia Bailey, suffered embarrassing episodes due to uterine fibroids before meeting Dr. John C. Lipman. Now, Bailey and Lipman will launch an awareness campaign to tell women all over the world they can find relief in a non-surgical procedure, called Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) at the Atlanta Fibroid Center. Ms. Bailey remarked, “I highly recommend this method because it works! Dr. Lipman and UFE truly gave me my life back! Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t keep your uterus before looking into this procedure first!”

Dr. Lipman has performed over 6,000 UFEs—more than any other physician as recently reported at SIR, the National Interventional Radiology meeting. Cynthia was one of his patients and her success with the procedure has been widely publicized, having candidly shared her experience with fibroids on RHOA. “Cynthia was an obvious fit with her willingness to reveal her journey back to health with the shows’ fans. She is very brave and a true ambassador!” says Dr. Lipman.

Fibroids are benign growths and are the most common pelvic tumors in women. One in every three adult women and 80 percent of African-American women has fibroids. They are not cancerous, and therefore treatment options have been overlooked as compared to treating cancerous tumors. Fibroids are the most likely reason women have heavy periods, and can also cause pelvic pain, bloating, and urinary frequency. Often women enduring these symptoms are told they need surgery, either myomectomy (removing some of the fibroids) or hysterectomy (removing the uterus).

Performed as an outpatient procedure, UFE takes less than an hour and patients are discharged home several hours later. Compared to surgery, UFE is safer, less invasive, less expensive, has a much shorter recovery time……and with UFE, patients keep their uterus. “Wearing white is a symbol of freedom from the symptoms of fibroids for those women who undergo UFE. Women suffering from fibroids never get to wear white because their entire life revolves around their period. We want to increase the awareness about UFE and the Atlanta Fibroid Center and help women get the relief from fibroids without any surgery!” says Dr. Lipman. “Often times fibroid sufferers are not told about this option by their gynecologists, and almost every patient that is a candidate for fibroid surgery is a candidate for UFE. We’re hoping to have a lot of women come to our White Pants event; particularly those suffering from fibroids so that they can learn more about UFE.”

Supermodel Cynthia Bailey is a resident of Atlanta, GA. The Alabama-born beauty moved to New York City over 25 years ago to pursue her dream of modeling, and is still a successful model in high demand. Since RHOA, Cynthia launched The Bailey Agency School of Fashion, Cynthia Bailey Eyewear, and Cargo By Cynthia Bailey, a leather goods line.

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Cynthia Bailey Named Fibroid Awareness Ambassador Press Release

If you have uterine fibroids and need treatment, you’re not alone. Around three out of four women will have fibroids by age 50 and as many as half will seek treatment for symptoms like heavy periods, pelvic pain and pressure, and incontinence. Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) and myomectomy are both effective uterine-sparing options... <a href=""> [Continue Reading]</a>

On July 24th, 2017, Atlanta Fibroid Center celebrated Fibroid Awareness Month by holding a charity event at Terminus 330 in Atlanta.  During the event, the Center for Black Women’s Wellness (CBWW) was honored and received a donation from Dr. John Lipman, founder of the Atlanta Fibroid Center.  Please enjoy the photos from the event, and feel free to download photos that interest you.  Thanks to all who attended our “Wear White Pants” celebration, the premier event of Fibroid Awareness Month, 2017.


On July 25th, 2017, Dr. Lipman was recognized by the Cobb County Board of Commissioners for his pioneering work with uterine fibroids.   He has devoted his career of over 30 years to studying and treating uterine fibroids.  Dr. Lipman  uses an outpatient procedure named Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) to free women from the often-debilitating symptoms associated with fibroid growth.  Over the span of his career, Dr. Lipman has treated over 6,000 women suffering with fibroids, along with offering other procedures involving fertility and issues impacting women’s health.  Although most of his patients come from Georgia, Dr. Lipman has treated women from many U.S. States, and women from a number of countries spanning the globe.

For many women with fibroids, the desire for future pregnancy is an important part of the fibroid treatment decision-making process. If you’ve been told surgery is your only option, keep reading. Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a minimally invasive procedure with an approximate 90% cure rate that research also shows can be a safe option for women who... <a href=""> [Continue Reading]</a>


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