Treatment team

The treatment of fibroids calls for a multidisciplinary approach

To ensure the successful diagnosis and treatment of fibroids, it is best if specialists from the fields of gynaecology and radiology work together. Both disciplines play a key role when treating patients suffering from fibroids. Cooperation between specialists from these two fields of medicine ensures that every woman will receive optimum treatment.

 

Gynaecologists

Gynaecologists are physicians who have undergone specialised training in the field of women’s medicine (gynaecology). Their work ranges from basic gynaecological examinations to complex operations.

Although gynaecologists are able to diagnose fibroids in a patient, they cannot carry out all procedures for treating fibroids themselves. While gynaecologists perform surgical removal of the womb and fibroid excision, radiologists on the other hand specialise in the minimally invasive treatment of fibroids.

Once fibroids have been diagnosed by a gynaecologist, the patient can be referred to a radiologist for the option of minimally invasive treatment.

 

Radiologists

Numerous complaints such as fibroids no longer need to be removed by surgery but can be treated with minimally invasive methods. Radiologists are physicians who specialise in selective minimally invasive treatment of fibroids.

Such treatment methods include the embolization of uterine fibroids and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with focused ultrasound waves (MR-HIFU). While gynaecologists carry out surgery to remove the womb and fibroid excision, radiologists have the specialized skills needed for the non-surgical removal of fibroids.

Once fibroids have been diagnosed by a gynaecologist, the patient can be referred to a radiologist for the option of minimally invasive treatment.