Uterine Fibroids


Uterine fibroids (also called myoma, leiomyoma) are benign (non-cancerous) tumors that grow within the muscle tissue of the uterus. Estimates suggest up to 70% of women of adult women have uterine fibroids.

medical illustration showing fibroids

Fibroids can grow at different locations within the uterus. They can be very small to very large. If allowed to grow, some may get as large as a 6 or 7-month pregnancy or larger. While many women do not experience any problems, the most common symptoms of uterine fibroids are bleeding, pelvic pain, and reproductive concerns. Fortunately, there are several options to treat fibroids. If a woman doesn't have any symptoms, they may be followed safely. However, if intervention is needed, with recent advances, there is almost no reason your treatment can't be minimally invasive - even if fertility is a concern. Dr. Stepp offers minimally invasive myomectomy, single incision laparoscopy Acessa radiofrequency fibroid ablation, or hysterectomy. Essentially all of Dr. Stepp's patients qualify for a minimally invasive approach.