Alternatives to Hysterectomy
Alternatives to Hysterectomy: MRI-Guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery for Uterine Fibroids -Michael E. Toaff, MD, MSc
Alternatives to Hysterectomy: Sub-heading of Myomectomy for Uterine Fibroids (also includes information on alternatives) – Michael E. Toaff, MD, MSc
Global Library of Women’s Medicine
Heal Fibroids Naturally
Highly Effective, Widely Available Interventional Radiology Treatment Often Replaces Need for Hysterectomy. Society of Interventional Radiology website. 2008.
HOPPS Proposed 2008 Rule (PDF)
Information for Employers (PDF – Spanish)
Information for Payers (PDF)
Insurance Coverage for MR guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery
Magnetic Resonance-Guided Focused Ultrasound Therapy for Symptomatic Uterine Fibroids. Blue Cross Blue Shield Technology Evaluation Center. Assessment Program, Volume 20, No. 10, October 2005.
Management of Uterine Fibroids. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment: Number 34. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. January 2001.
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH, DHHS (2005) Uterine Fibroids. (05-7103). (PDF)
Patient Pamphlet (PDF – Spanish)
Patient Pre-authorization Guide (PDF – Spanish)
Physician’s Guide (PDF – Spanish)
Status of Research on Uterine Fibroids (leiomyomata uteri) at the National Institutes of Health. Compiled by the Office of Research on Women’s Health, NIH, DHHS. March 2006 (PDF)
Uterine fibroids and hysterectomy. University of Maryland patient education site. 2007
Women’s Health Information
Women’s Health – What is MRgFUS and What is its role in the management of fibroids?
Other Helpful Websites
Center for Uterine Fibroids
Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Wellbeing of Women
Women’s Health Issues
Women’s Health Zone