Fibroid Center

Our multi-disciplinary team of Gynecologists, Radiologists and Interventional Radiologists provides comprehensive treatment for women with symptoms due to uterine fibroids.

Fibroid Center
2452watsonct-paloalto
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: 650-498-1108 Getting Here
Maps & Directions
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: 650-498-1108 Getting Here

Our Doctors

Your care team includes gynecologists, radiologists and interventional radiologists. In a single clinic visit, these specialists will obtain a medical history, perform a gynecologic exam, and review MR imaging of the pelvis. With this approach, our team will be able to discuss all treatment options, and help our patient arrive at the treatment choice that is best for her.

Care and Treatment of Fibroids

Treatments

UFE (Uterine fibroid embolization)

A procedure in which the blood supply of uterine fibroids is cut off to get them to shrink.

MRgFUS

MRI guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) is a non-invasive way to destroy fibroids.

Myomectomy

The surgical removal of uterine fibroids; the uterus and reproductive organs are preserved to retain reproductive potential.

Interventional radiology

Interventional radiology treats diseases at the source through minimally invasive and image-guided techniques using X-rays such as CT and fluoroscopy, and ultrasound.

Hysterectomy

Surgical removal of all or part of the uterus and may include the removal of the cervix, ovaries, fallopian tubes and other surrounding structures.

For Patients

Some patients may self-refer for consultation appointments. Please call us if you're unsure if a physician referral is required.

For imaging tests done at another facility, please have contact information available when you schedule your appointment.

PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT

Call us to make an appointment

650-498-1108

RESOURCES

For Health Care Professionals

PHYSICIAN HELPLINE

Phone: 1-866-742-4811
Fax: 650-320-9443
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics) provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.

HOW TO REFER

Please fax a completed New Patient Fibroid Center referral form to 650-736-7734 along with any pertinent medical records. If you have access to imaging studies (actual images on CD), please forward them to:

Interventional Radiology
300 Pasteur Drive (Room H3600)
Stanford, CA 94305

Our requested images and lab testing is listed below; however, we are happy to help coordinate this testing when appropriate.

SCHEDULING YOUR PATIENT

An initial consultation typically takes 60–90 minutes. If your office is scheduling multiple appointments for the same day, please allow enough time between appointments, so that we can provide the best care possible.

For all in-patient referrals:

  • For URGENT consults, page the IR CONSULT Fellow on call at 650-723-4000, pager #27237.
  • For non-urgent consults (1–2 days) fax a referral to the IR Nurse Coordinator at 650-736-7734.

You may also call us at 650-498-1108.

Requested images and lab tests

Labs

  • Routine before a procedure: CBC, chemistries as appropriate by disease state, 
    PT/PTT/INR, pregnancy in women of child-bearing age
  • Routine before outpatient consulation: CBC, chemistries as appropriate by 
    disease state
  • Oncology patients: appropriate tumor markers. For patients with primary or 
    metastatic liver carcinomas a complete liver panel is helpful
  • Patients with peripheral arterial disease, renovascular hypertension, carotid
    artery disease: Complete lipid profile
  • Patients with DVT: work-up for coagulation disorders

Imaging

  • Primary or secondary liver tumors: 4-phase contrast enhanced abdominal CT or 
    gadolinium enhanced abdominal MRI
  • Renal tumors (benign and malignant): Contrast enhanced CT or MRI
  • Lung tumors: Non-contrast CT
  • Fibroids: Contrast enhanced MRI of the pelvis

Clinic (Fibroid Center):

  • Peripheral Arterial disease: Screening: Documented ABI and PVR recording, 
    established disease MRA/CTA of the lower extremities
  • Carotid artery disease: Screening: Duplex Ultrasound with doppler of the carotids, established disease MRI/MRA of the neck and the brain
  • Renovascular hypertension: MRA of the abdomen/renal arteries

We offer outpatient consultations in the following areas:

  • Peripheral vascular disease (extremities, carotids, renals, mesenterics, 
    abdominal and thoracic aneurysms
  • Deep venous thrombosis (catheter-directed thrombolysis, temporary IVC filters)
  • Complex IVC Filter Retrieval
  • Interventional oncology (yttrium radioembolization, RF ablation, chemoembolization
  • Varicose veins (laser endovenous ablation)
  • Uterine fibroid embolization
  • Vascular malformations
  • Portal hypertension (TIPS, varix embolization)
  • Varicocele embolization
  • Pelvic congestion syndrome treatment

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