Why is seeing a doctor in the network important?
Every year, over 600,000 hysterectomies are performed in the United States. By some estimates, almost HALF of these are for fibroids, many of which could have been avoided by women seeing a doctor in our network.
All Gynecologists treat fibroids. However, not all have the surgical skills and experience to provide the most advanced, cutting edge, minimally invasive treatment options. How can you know which group your Gynecologist falls into?
Things to consider:
- Is your physician ONLY offering you a hysterectomy? This is the most common sign of a physician who doesn’t perform advanced fibroid treatments and may not have your best interest at heart.
- Have you been offered outpatient, minimally invasive treatment options? If not, you’re likely seeing a physician who doesn’t perform these procedures. Doctors are often scared of losing you as a patient by referring you to someone who can offer these advanced treatments.
- Did you ask your physician if he or she performs advanced laparoscopic or robotic myomectomy or hysterectomy. Have you seen someone who can perform Uterine Fibroid Embolization? If not, you may not be seeing a comprehensive fibroid specialist who will refer you to these specialists.
The Fibroid Treatment Network is a way for you to be sure that you are seeing a Gynecologist who is dedicated to providing all treatment options for your fibroids. Even if he or she doesn’t perform a particular treatment, by seeing one of the physicians in the network, you can be sure that you’ll be offered all of your options, even when that treatment means a referral to another specialist.