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>

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.

Cynthia Bailey, star of Real Housewives of Atlanta, international model, and successful business woman, gets serious when she describes her experience with uterine fibroids. After years of suffering, she consulted John C. Lipman, MD, FSIR, world-renowned authority on uterine fibroid embolization (UFE). Following her UFE procedure with Dr. Lipman, Cynthia’s fibroid conditions improved to the point where she had no more symptoms for the first time in years. She was “Free from Fibroids” and was able to regain many aspects of her life that had been lost to her due to fibroids.

Cynthia’s stirring testimony about the UFE procedure demonstrates how it can change the life of any woman who suffers from uterine fibroids.  Her experiences as an international model, television star, business woman, well-known celebrity, and mother are related in her book, Carry-on Baggage: Our Non-Stop Flight.  Cynthia graciously opens up about her struggles with fibroids and her ultimate victory over the condition after she came to Dr. Lipman for her UFE procedure.  Dr. Lipman encourages future patients to learn from Cynthia by reading her book and by visiting her personal website,

Cynthia’s attributes her success to a vigorous work ethic, firm will, and a strong spiritual background.  From her early beginnings as a Homecoming Queen in her home state of Alabama, to her five-year contract with Wilhelmina Models in New York City, she has accomplished many things in her life.  Early in her fashion career, Cynthia graced the cover of ESSENCE magazine, one of the highest-selling covers in its successful history.  Her legendary modeling career soon expanded into motion pictures, where she made her name as an actress, appearing in several films for director Brett Ratner.

Cynthia’s starring role in Real Housewives of Atlanta, highlights her versatility as an actress in both film and television.  Her accomplishments continue as a business woman, featuring her school of fashion, eyewear line, and guest appearances in various media.

For more details about Cynthia Baily and her UFE procedure, please read Cynthia Gets Her Healthy Back, written on the Bravo TV site after her successful experience with Dr. Lipman.

Women who have been diagnosed with uterine fibroids, or suspect they may be suffering from a fibroid, can contact Dr. John C. Lipman, MD, FSIR at or by calling the Atlanta Interventional Institute at (770) 953-2600, where Dr. Lipman maintains his medical office.


In the past, most fibroids were treated with either a myomectomy – surgical removal of the fibroids – or a hysterectomy – total removal of the uterus. Both of these operations are highly invasive and require extensive recovery time.

UFE, or uterine fibroid embolization, is minimally invasive, and requires less than a week for recovery, on average. This video features women who have faced the alternatives and explains how they made their choice. The conversations on this video are frank and direct.


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of Atlanta Interventional Institute
John C. Lipman, MD, FSIR
3670 Highlands Parkway SE
Smyrna, GA 30082

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