DALLAS, TEXAS (March 2023): Dr. Suzanne Slonim and Dr. Uma Reddy, fibroid doctors at Fibroid Institute Dallas, were named among D Magazine’s Top Doctors. The prestigious award, chosen by area doctors, honors highly respected physicians by specialty. The Fibroid Institute, with locations in Dallas and Houston, is dedicated to treating fibroids with compassionate, patient-centered care. The medical practice offers uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), the gold standard in non-surgical fibroid treatment. By performing UFE in-office, Drs. Slonim and Reddy are fulfilling their passion to help women live fibroid free without major surgery.
About Fibroid Doctors Suzanne Slonim, MD and Uma Reddy, MD
Dr. Suzanne Slonim and Dr. Uma Reddy are board certified interventional radiologists, trained to perform minimally invasive procedures with x-ray guidance. They are among only 12 percent in their highly specialized field who are women.
Finding a team of female, board certified interventional radiologists in a dedicated fibroid treatment practice is very rare. It gives them an advantage in understanding and relating to their patients suffering from fibroid symptoms. These accomplished fibroid doctors care greatly about supporting women and educating them on available fibroid treatment options.
Dr. Slonim and Dr. Reddy have completed more than 36,000 interventional radiology cases over the course of a combined 34+ years of experience. Their experience has helped thousands of women in Dallas become fibroid free without major surgery. “We love that we help women with a difficult problem for which they fear their only treatment option is surgery. Taking care of patients is our top priority. We share a deep concern for our patients,” says Dr. Slonim.
Both fibroid doctors demonstrate the qualities necessary to be a Top Doctor in Dallas. According to Dr. Reddy the necessary characteristics include, “Empathy and putting patients’ needs first. It’s not about money, but patient care and job satisfaction.” Dr. Slonim agrees, “I would also add dedication, persistence, and being excellent with both referring doctors and patients.”
Dr. Slonim and Dr. Reddy congratulate other recipients. They are honored to be included among the best doctors in Dallas. As National Doctors’ Day approaches on March 30th, this award becomes even more relevant.
About Uterine Fibroids and UFE
Uterine fibroids are abnormal growths in the uterus that affect three out of four women, most often between the ages of 30 and 50. Although usually benign, fibroids may lead to life-altering symptoms, such as severe pelvic pain and heavy periods. Fibroids can also cause abdominal bloating, urinary frequency, back pain, and reproductive dysfunction including miscarriage, early labor, and infertility. They are often discovered during routine health testing.
Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a non-surgical treatment that uses image-guided interventional radiology and a small radial catheter in the wrist to introduce microscopic particles that block blood flow to the fibroids, causing them to shrink and die while preserving the uterus. It is a safe, fast, and minimally invasive procedure, often providing an alternative to hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) or myomectomy (surgical removal of the fibroids). Covered by most insurance plans, UFE requires a much shorter recovery time than traditional surgery. The success rate for the procedure is over 90%.
About Fibroid Institute
Medical Director Dr. Suzanne Slonim founded Fibroid Institute in 2016 out of concern for the high incidence of surgeries to treat uterine fibroids. Fibroid Institute, with locations in Houston and Dallas, is dedicated to expanding access to a minimally invasive procedure called uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) and educating women about fibroid treatment options.
There are very few practices across the nation that are dedicated 100% to fibroid treatment. Says Dr. Slonim, “There is nothing more rewarding than helping women through a difficult medical situation.” The concierge model at Fibroid Institute means that patients are given personalized and complete care from the initial consultation through post-procedure follow ups. UFE patients have access to their fibroid doctor’s mobile phone number to call or text with questions and concerns.
In addition to prioritizing patient needs, Fibroid Institute is helping to reduce the healthcare costs of fibroid treatment. UFE is an outpatient procedure that does not require a hospital stay, thus costing less than traditional fibroid surgeries such as hysterectomy.
There is a growing national demand for non-surgical fibroid procedures. Patients visit the Houston and Dallas fibroid clinics from across the country. Thousands of women have turned to the Fibroid Institute team for non-surgical uterine fibroid treatment.
For More Information
In the North Texas area, patients can visit Fibroid Institute Dallas in Addison, Arlington, Dallas, Duncanville, McKinney, Mesquite, and Sherman. In the South Texas area, Fibroid Institute Houston has consultations available to patients from Sugar Land, Katy, and Clear Lake. Appointments are also available via telemedicine in both metropolitan areas. For more information or to schedule, contact Fibroid Institute at 214-838-6440 in Dallas, at 713-903-3733 in Houston, or visit FibroidFree.com.
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