Dr. LeBlang describes the disadvantages associated with Magnetic Resonance (MR) guided Focused Ultrasound procedure for uterine fibroid removal.
Right now, the main disadvantage of the MR guided Focused Ultrasound procedure is that we don’t kill 100% of the tumor in every case. We try to kill as much as we can, and it depends on the fibroid location and the patient’s symptoms during the procedure itself.
What the most recent research has found is that if we can kill at least 60% of the fibroid, the patients do much better than if we kill less than 60% of the fibroid. So we try to kill as much of the fibroid as possible during the procedure.
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.