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Dr Liang and Dr Brown were invited to speak in the forthcoming Women’s Heath GP Conference scheduled for Wednesday evening, 22nd May 2013

Dr Eisen Liang - Sunday, March 31, 2013

The conference will take place in the L2 Conference Room at Sydney Adventist Hospital, commencing at 6.15pm with dinner, for a 7.00pm start.

Topics:             Update on Minimally invasive treatments for fibroids

Uterine Fibroid Embolisation: an alternative to Hysterectomy

 

Presenter(s) Details (include title):

Dr Bevan Brown, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Dr Eisen Liang, Interventional Radiologist

 

Contact: 9680 3738, Lawton House, Suite 8, 60 Cecil Ave, Castle Hill

 

Women with fibroids usually don’t need a major surgery to deal with their symptoms. Yet each year more than 6000 hysterectomies are performed in NSW alone. There is a lack of awareness amongst GPs and public regarding UFE and other minimally invasive options. Australian women should be adequately informed and empowered to choose the best treatment for themselves. GPs have an important role to play in advocating for less invasive options.

 

Medical Therapy
Mirena IUD
Endometrial ablation
Hysteroscopic resection

Uterine Fibroid Embolisation
Myomectomy
Hysterectomy: disadvantages and adverse effects.

 

Fact Sheet on Uterine Fibroid Embolisation (UFE)

Uterine Fibroid Embolisation (UFE) is also know as Uterine Artery Embolisation (UAE)

UFE is a safe and effective non-surgical alternative to hysterectomy. This has been proven by numerous studies.

UFE is no longer new or experimental. It has been around for more than 18 years.

UFE is a fibroid treatment option endorsed by Colleges of Gynaecologists in Australian and New Zealand, UK and USA

From our local experience in Sydney, we have 93% overall success rate, with 73% patients very happy and 20% happy with the UFE outcome.

For menorrhagia 96% of patients have resolution or significant improvement of their symptoms.

For dysmenorrhea, 89% has at least some improvement, 75% has at least significant improvement, 56% has complete resolution

For urinary symptoms, 50% has significant improvement or resolution of symptoms, 97% has at least some improvement.

Adenomyosis has been successful treated by UAE as well.
Uterine volume reduction of 50% is expected @ 6 months; dominant fibroid volume reduction of 60% is expected @ 6 months.

There were no procedural complications in our series published. There were 3 delayed endometritis (5%), two managed with antibiotics, one semi-elective hysterectomy.

Condoleezza Rice had her UFE in 2004 on a Friday afternoon and went back to work in the White House on Monday morning.

 

Further information on www.fibroid.com.au

 

Two ANZJOG reference papers can be downloaded from http://www.fibroid.com.au/resource.html


Dr Eisen Liang is an interventional radiologist with special interest in gynaecological intervention such as Uterine Fibroid Embolisation (UFE), adenomyosis embolisation and ovarian vein embolisation for pelvic congestion syndrome. He performed his first UFE in 1998 and has been performing UFE at Sydney Adventist Hospital since 2007.
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