Uterine Fibroid Removal Q&A with Dr. Heidi Wittenberg

Dr. Heidi Wittenberg of the Urogynecology Center of San Francisco recently performed da Vinci robotic surgery on a patient suffering from uterine fibroids. Dr. Wittenberg kindly agreed to a quick Q&A to explain uterine fibroid removal, why it was necessary and how the patient’s quality of life has drastically improved. Q: What kind of symptoms…

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Five Uterine Fibroid Symptoms That Are Often Ignored

Most women with uterine fibroids are unaware that they have them. Although it’s a common condition, uterine fibroids can go undiagnosed because they typically mimic other conditions like heavy menstrual bleeding, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis or simply severe PMS. Unfortunately, women believe that these symptoms are a part of the typical menstruation experience, meaning…

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Dr. Wittenberg Performs Successful Laparoscopic Robotic Hysterectomy

Dr. Wittenberg recently performed a laparoscopic robotic hysterectomy on a patient with a 24-week size uterine fibroid that weighed over 1200 grams. Dr. Wittenberg kindly took the time to answer questions in regard to this recent surgery below. What were the patient’s symptoms prior to the hysterectomy? The patient presented with menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding)…

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Do I Have Uterine Fibroids? A Q&A with Dr. Wittenberg

Dr. Heidi Wittenberg, Director and physician at the Urogynecology Center of San Francisco recently answered some of the most common questions asked by patients about uterine fibroids. Check out the Q&A with Dr. Wittenberg below to read her answers and contact UGSF today if you’d like to learn more about fibroids and fibroid treatment with…

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