Comprehensive Fibroid Center
The UCSF Comprehensive Fibroid Center is dedicated to providing the best treatments available for women with uterine fibroids.
We customize care to each patient, and the choice of treatment depends on your personal preference and on the size and location of your fibroids. We offer a variety of innovative and minimally invasive surgical techniques, including laparoscopy (in which an endoscope is passed through the abdominal wall) and hysteroscopy (in which the endoscope enters the uterus through the cervix). We also perform uterine artery embolization, a nonsurgical procedure that uses a catheter to inject small particles that cut off the fibroids' blood supply.
Our services include:
- Consultations to develop individual care plans
- Surgical alternatives to hysterectomy
- Laparoscopy and hysteroscopy
- Uterine artery embolization
- Coordinated care with other UCSF specialists, such as fertility experts and obstetricians with expertise in high-risk pregnancy
The center was founded and is directed by Dr. Alison Jacoby, a gynecologist who specializes in fibroids, alternatives to hysterectomy and minimally invasive surgical techniques.
Fibroids are round muscle growths that develop within a woman's uterus and are almost always benign, meaning that they are non-cancerous. Learn more here.
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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Class
This eight-week UCSF class teaches mindfulness practices, such as meditation and body awareness, that can reduce stress and improve your overall health.
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Spiritual Care Services
Chaplains representing many faiths are available around the clock to provide support, comfort and counsel to patients, families and caregivers. Learn more.
Women's Health Resource Center
Access a range of UCSF women's health resources, such as classes, support groups, a lending library and services focused on pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding.
Plan your visit
What to Bring
- Photo I.D.
- Health insurance card
- Insurance authorization, if required
- Doctor's referral, if required
- Recent test results related to your condition
- List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
- List of questions you may have
- Device or paper for taking notes
If you live in another country and are coming to UCSF for medical
treatment, our patient liaisons can help coordinate all aspects of your visit.
UCSF offers language services at no charge for patients with limited
English, as well as for patients who are deaf or have trouble hearing.
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