This video mini-documentary (11 minutes) features coverage about uterine fibroid embolization from both NBC and ABC.
The story includes expert commentary from John C. Lipman, MD, FSIR, the medical director of Atlanta Interventional Institute, and several of his patients. The narration mentions the number of hysterectomies performed each year is over 600,000, and up to 75% may be unnecessary. Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) is highlighted positively as the new alternative to hysterectomy, allowing women to keep their uterus. The video includes several emotional scenes from women who have received UFE’s, and the relief they felt after their procedures.
Beverly Johnson, supermodel and strong supporter of UFE, relates her story of not being informed about her alternatives, and the complications she encountered as a result of her unnecessary hysterectomy.