Ask Dr. Rockey: Fibroid Treatments in Cleveland, Ohio
Women in Cleveland, Ohio have access to exceptional medical care for the treatment of fibroids, thanks to the expertise of Dr. Rockey. As the Board Certified Interventional Radiologist and Medical Director of Cleveland East Vascular Care, Dr. Rockey has been serving the metropolitan Cleveland area for 25 years. With extensive experience in interventional and diagnostic radiology, he is highly regarded for his specialized knowledge in the care and maintenance of hemodialysis access for kidney dialysis patients. A graduate of Miami University and the Medical College of Ohio, Dr. Rockey completed his residency in radiology and a fellowship in vascular and interventional radiology at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
As a prominent figure in the field of interventional radiology, Dr. Rockey brings immense expertise and a compassionate approach to fibroid treatment in the Cleveland area. His dedication to patient care and commitment to staying at the forefront of medical advancements make him a trusted provider for women seeking effective solutions for fibroids in Cleveland, Ohio.
As a lifelong resident of Cleveland, Ohio, what do you love most about this city?
Cleveland has always been my home, and I have a deep appreciation for its vibrant community and rich cultural heritage. The warmth and resilience of the people of Cleveland are truly remarkable. Additionally, the city offers a wide range of recreational activities, including my favorite, bicycling, allowing me to enjoy the best of both the city and nature trails.
Could you provide an overview of what fibroids are?
Fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that develop within the uterus. They are quite common, affecting many women, especially during their reproductive years. Fibroids can vary in size and number and are primarily composed of muscle and fibrous tissue. While some women may have no symptoms, others may experience discomfort and a range of symptoms depending on the size, location, and number of fibroids.
What are the common symptoms associated with fibroids?
The symptoms of fibroids can vary greatly from woman to woman. Some common symptoms include heavy or prolonged menstrual periods, pelvic pain or pressure, frequent urination, difficulty emptying the bladder, constipation, and pain during sexual intercourse. Women with fibroids may also experience lower back pain, bloating, and an enlarged abdomen. It’s important to note that the severity and presence of symptoms can differ for each individual.
Can you explain the Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) procedure and how it can benefit women with fibroids?
Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) is a minimally invasive procedure that offers an alternative to surgical interventions such as hysterectomy. During UFE, tiny particles are injected into the blood vessels that supply the fibroids, blocking their blood flow. This causes the fibroids to shrink and alleviates the associated symptoms. UFE is an effective option that allows women to retain their uterus and potentially avoid the need for major surgery.
How can women make informed decisions about their fibroid treatment?
Empowering women to make informed decisions about their fibroid treatment is a crucial aspect of our practice here in Cleveland, and in every location. We believe in providing comprehensive information about the available treatment options, including the benefits, risks, and expected outcomes of each approach. Through open and honest discussions, we ensure that our patients understand their condition and the potential impact of different treatment choices. This enables them to actively participate in the decision-making process and choose the treatment option that aligns best with their goals and preferences.
An informative and caring process
Our patients want to make informed decisions about treatment with a trusted, world-class medical group that supports an effective pain management plan.
We have responded with processes that are minimally invasive and limit your loss of work and personal time. Our experienced physicians and staff keep you informed at each step of the process.
We always provide a personalized evaluation, treatment, and pain management plan. Our support continues after treatment with a comprehensive follow up plan.