Fibroid Center
900 Blake Wilbur Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94304
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

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

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.


Call us to make an appointment


For Health Care Professionals


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 H3630
MC 5642
Stanford, CA 94305

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


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


  • 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


  • 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