A Better Approach to Treating Fibroids
At Viva Eve, we believe that you shouldn’t have to live with the pain, discomfort, and inconvenience of fibroid symptoms—which is why our mission is to educate and empower women to take control of their own health so they’re informed of all their options through our Fibroid 360™ services.
We Are the Fibroid Experts
- We’re dedicated to the treatment of fibroids, helping thousands of women and performing thousands of UFE procedures.
- Our integrated fibroid specialists NYC can present multiple options and perspectives on treatment that you won’t find anywhere else.
- Everything you need for your fibroids treatment—from initial consultation to your procedure to comprehensive post-operation follow-ups—can be done by your fibroid specialist NYC at Viva Eve.
- So you may be wondering, what exactly is a Fibroid? Learn more now.
Each woman is affected differently by fibroids. Symptoms vary, ranging from abnormal bleeding to severe menstrual cramps, and even pain during sex. It can be difficult to understand which fibroids are causing symptoms, but a fibroid specialist NYC can evaluate the size, location, and number of your fibroids, and build an effective, custom treatment plan for you.
Common Fibroid Symptoms Include:
The bleeding can be considered abnormal if a woman experiences: bleeding at unusual times (between periods, after sex, during menopause), unusually long periods (seven days or longer), inconsistent menstrual cycles.Abnormal Bleeding
When fibroids grow into the uterine lining, this can cause irregular monthly bleeding or spotting, bleeding between periods, and unpredictable menstrual cycles, as well as heavy, prolonged or painful periods with or without clotting.Fibroid Bleeding
Dysmenorrhea is the medical term for difficult menstrual cramps and painful periods.Dysmenorrhea
The specialists at Viva Eve have unique expertise and state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to determine the reason for your infertility.Infertility
Severe Menstrual Cramps
In order to relieve pain, women may need medical treatment, particularly if severe menstrual pain prevents participation in daily activities, such as work, school, or exercise.Severe Menstrual Cramps
Not all women develop symptoms from their fibroids, but those who do most commonly suffer from severe menstrual cramps, abdominal pain, and pelvic pain.Fibroid Pain
Pain During Sex
Painful intercourse, also known as dyspareunia, is sometimes caused by underlying gynecologic conditions, such as uterine fibroids as well as adenomyosis and endometriosis.Pain During Sex
An enlarged uterus is a symptom of a variety of medical conditions, including pregnancy, uterine fibroids and adenomyosis.Enlarged Uterus
Untreated fibroids can grow very large in size, directly impacting a woman’s weight and even giving the false appearance of pregnancy.Weight Gain
Treatment Options Offered by Fibroid Specialists
Viva Eve offers a wider variety of options for uterine fibroids, from nonsurgical uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) procedures to hysterectomies—all under one roof. Whichever treatment you choose, our providers work with you to educate and empower you to choose the best treatment option for yourself.
Uterine Fibroid Embolization
Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) is a minimally invasive, nonsurgical procedure for fibroids that has been performed successfully for over two decades. It is an effective alternative to surgery and hormonal treatment, and those wishing to avoid a hysterectomy should discuss this option with their doctor.Uterine Fibroid Embolization
Fibroid Hormone Treatment
Fibroid hormone treatment targets the hormones that regulate the menstrual cycle in order to shrink fibroids and slow their growth. When hormone production decreases, fibroids shrink and symptoms improve.Fibroid Hormone Treatment
A hysterectomy is a major surgical procedure to remove the uterus. It permanently relieves the symptoms of fibroids, including heavy bleeding and pain.Hysterectomy
A myomectomy is a major surgical procedure to remove fibroids while leaving the uterus intact. It relieves symptoms and helps preserve fertility.Myomectomy
How it Works
Meet with one of our doctors to discuss your symptoms, medical history and lifestyle. An in-office ultrasound will reveal whether your symptoms are caused by fibroids, adenomyosis, or similar conditions.
Schedule a Screening
Undergo preliminary imaging to confirm the exact size, number, and precise location of your fibroid(s). This test will help your doctor make a personalized plan. (P.S. Not all fibroids need to be treated, some just need to be monitored!)
Make a Plan
Discuss the results of your screening tests and, together with your doctor, decide on the best course of treatment for you, your schedule, and your health goals. Then, meet with the fibroid specialist NYC who will be in charge of your treatment.
Once you choose from our full range of minimally invasive, surgical or nonsurgical treatments for fibroids, you’ll undergo the procedure. After, our doctors and your fibroid specialist NYC will follow up with you extensively over several months to ensure your symptoms improve.Book A Free Call
Meet Your Fibroid Specialist NYC
Treating fibroids begins with finding the right team. From our caring front-desk staff to our empathetic providers and highly skilled fibroid specialist NYC, we strive to create a warm and welcoming experience for all of our patients.Meet The Team
For more information about our dedicated fibroid care, services, facilities, and more, or to speak with a Women’s Health Advisor, please call (212) 988-2111.
Fibroids are noncancerous growths that develop in or around the uterus. There are different types of fibroid tumors, and they can be as tiny as a seed, as large as a melon, or any size in-between. They can cause a variety of symptoms ranging from severe cramps and abnormally heavy bleeding to pain during sex to constipation and incontinence.
All women of childbearing age are at risk for developing fibroids. However, there are a number of factors that make a woman more likely to develop fibroids, including: -Race: Black women are 3 times likelier to develop fibroids and are significantly more likely to experience severe symptoms -Earlier age of onset of menstruation – Women who started their period at a young age are more likely to have fibroids. -Obesity – Women who are overweight are 2-3 times more likely to develop fibroids. -Diet – Diets higher in saturated fat and meat have been linked to higher estrogen levels, which could lead to fibroids forming in and around the uterus. -Genetics/Family History – Women who have a family history of fibroids are 3 times more likely to develop fibroids. -Alcohol/Caffeine – Women who drink alcohol and/or higher levels of caffeine are at a higher risk of uterine fibroids. -Women who’ve never had children – The risk of fibroids is higher in women who’ve never given birth compared to women who have. -Age – Premenopausal women are 3-5 times more likely to develop fibroids.
Because they’re noncancerous, fibroids are usually not life-threatening. However, for women who suffer from fibroids, the symptoms may dramatically compromise their quality of life. Pain from severe cramping or during sex as well as discomfort and inconvenience from excessive bleeding, bladder pressure, etc., can have a debilitating effect on mood, emotions, and libido. So, while most fibroids aren’t life-threatening, many women find them to have a negative effect on their lifestyle.
Traditionally, doctors usually recommended that fibroids be treated by hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) or myomectomy (removal of the fibroids)—both major, invasive surgeries requiring hospitalization with long recovery times and other disadvantages, such as higher complication rates and potential organ loss. For over two decades now, minimally invasive UFE has been used to successfully treat fibroids and help women get back to their lives much more quickly. Know that even some physicians aren’t aware of the advantages of UFE over other options, but as the patient, you should get all the facts. And your doctor should support your learning about generally accepted, evidence-supported medical treatments in the context of your circumstances.
Fibroids may affect a woman’s ability to conceive for a number of reasons. Fibroids can create a physical barrier to pregnancy if they’re positioned in the uterus where the baby needs to be. Large fibroids may prevent a fetus from growing fully because of decreased room in the uterus. Fibroids blocking the cervix or fallopian tubes obstruct the journey or sperm of fertilized egg, preventing pregnancy from occurring.
Women with a family history of fibroids are at increased risk of developing them and are 3 times more likely to develop fibroids. Researchers believe that there may be a genetic component that relates to a woman’s susceptibility to developing fibroids. Some women develop fibroids without any family history, so women suspecting fibroids or experiencing symptoms should consult with a fibroid expert.