Uterine fibroids — noncancerous growths on the uterus — are among the most common health problems women may face during their childbearing years through menopause. While not life-threatening, fibroids in the uterus can seriously impact health, fertility, and quality of life.
NewYork-Presbyterian offers comprehensive and multidisciplinary programs for diagnosing, treating, and managing fibroids. We blend the expertise of our physician specialists with the most advanced therapies and resources available at our two renowned medical centers — Columbia University Irving Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine. Our comprehensive fibroid programs provide women with the best treatment options tailored to their specific condition, symptoms, and reproductive goals.
Why Choose Us
Our expert gynecologic surgeons are renowned for their skill in laparoscopy and robotic-assisted surgery for fibroids, called robotic myomectomy. These minimally invasive techniques remove uterine fibroids while preserving the uterus. As leaders and innovators, our gynecologic surgery team works collaboratively to develop and refine minimally invasive techniques for fibroids, including robotics to preserve fertility. Minimally invasive surgery for fibroids results in shorter recovery times for patients and fewer complications.
Leading-edge treatments for fertility preservation
Fibroids can impact fertility and childbirth by disrupting the uterus' endometrial (inner lining) cavity, where menstruation originates, and a fertilized egg implants. Even if an individual can conceive, fibroids can continue to grow due to the influence of pregnancy hormones. This growth can result in pain, cause a miscarriage, or lead to early or obstructed labor requiring a cesarean section. Our gynecologists work closely with gynecologic surgeons and reproductive endocrinologists to formulate a plan to optimize fertility and enable patients to carry a pregnancy.
Our Approach to Care
NewYork-Presbyterian provides compassionate, multidisciplinary, and comprehensive care to women with fibroids. At NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, teams of board-certified gynecologists, gynecologic surgeons, reproductive endocrinologists, radiologists, interventional radiologists, and hematologists combine their extensive experience in the management of fibroids and fibroid-related complications. Together, we create a comprehensive plan of care customized to fit each woman's unique health needs.
Advancing fibroid care through research
Columbia and Weill Cornell fibroid specialists and researchers remain at the forefront of medical findings and innovations in how to best treat fibroids. Our fibroid experts continue to pursue studies of newer therapies and approaches. Each patient benefits from the most up-to-date research on fibroid treatments and medical breakthroughs.
Get Care for Uterine Fibroids at NewYork-Presbyterian
NewYork-Presbyterian, with world-class doctors from Weill Cornell and Columbia, offers comprehensive and cutting-edge care for uterine fibroids at offices near you. With convenient locations in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and Westchester, our physicians provide early diagnosis and targeted treatment for fibroids, close to home.