Dr. LeBlang explains why a woman with five or more fibroids is a bad candidate for the Magnetic Resonance (MR) guided Focused Ultrasound procedure.
Some patients that have more than five fibroids are not great candidates for this procedure, and that’s pretty much because of the technology limitations right now. Right now, the FDA has said that we can keep a patient on the table for up to three to four hours during this procedure.
If we have more than five fibroids, then we have to localize each fibroid and then treat it and that can be very time consuming. So right now, to effectively treat a patient in one sitting, they pretty much have to have under five fibroids.
About Dr. LeBlang, M.D.:
Dr. Suzanne LeBlang, M.D., specializes in MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) applications. She is an American trained and Board Certified radiologist with an added certification in neuroradiology. Dr. LeBlang performed the first FDA-approved MRgFUS (Magnetic Resonance guided Focused Ultrasound) case in the U.S., the only non-invasive procedure for the treatment of uterine fibroids, and has, as a single operator, done the most procedures in the country to date. She has extensive experience in treating fibroids including working with very complex fibroid cases.