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September 20, 2017  
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  • Fibroids1: Have you found that your experience with fibroid embolization has influenced your thinking about other, similar interventional radiology procedures?
    Dr. M. Victoria Marx: Sure. If I had vascular disease, I wouldnt hesitate to get an angiogram and have it treated percutaneously, or if I had high blood pressure and turned out to have a narrowed renal artery, I wouldnt hesitate to look at that as my first treatment option. If I had GI bleeding, I would want it to be embolized if possible. I think the most important thing its taught me, though, is how important spending a little time with somebody and talking is, and how little time physicians have to just sit down and talk with patients and explain things to them. My as clinical referral practice is relatively small, compared to, say, a full-time gynecologist, who tends to spend full days in the office, I dont spend a lot of time in the office, so when I do I have time to sit and talk with them. I think its clearly a stress on the medical system that physicians dont have the time to do that.
    Dr. M. Victoria Marx: Sure. If I had vascular disease, I wouldnt hesitate to get an angiogram and have it treated percutaneously, or if I had high blood pressure and turned out to have a narrowed renal artery, I wouldnt hesitate to look at that as my first treatment option. If I had GI bleeding, I would want it to be embolized if possible. I think the most important thing its taught me, though, is how important spending a little time with somebody and talking is, and how little time physicians have to just sit down and talk with patients and explain things to them. My as clinical referral practice is relatively small, compared to, say, a full-time gynecologist, who tends to spend full days in the office, I dont spend a lot of time in the office, so when I do I have time to sit and talk with them. I think its clearly a stress on the medical system that physicians dont have the time to do that.
    Dr. Victoria Marx

    Dr. M. Victoria Marx


    Dr. M. Victoria Marx is an interventional radiologist at the University of Southern California, where she does a variety of procedures which involve the use of image-guided technologies designed to treat and diagnose a wide range of disorders, from uterine fibroids to vascular disease. She was also a fibroid patient, and opted for the newest treatment on the market, uterine fibroid embolization, to treat her own fibroids. She spoke with Fibroids1 about her experience as an interventional radiologist, her hopes for future breakthroughs, and her experience as a patient undergoing one of the procedures her field has pioneered.

    Dr. Victoria Marx

    Dr. M. Victoria Marx


    Dr. M. Victoria Marx is an interventional radiologist at the University of Southern California, where she does a variety of procedures which involve the use of image-guided technologies designed to treat and diagnose a wide range of disorders, from uterine fibroids to vascular disease. She was also a fibroid patient, and opted for the newest treatment on the market, uterine fibroid embolization, to treat her own fibroids. She spoke with Fibroids1 about her experience as an interventional radiologist, her hopes for future breakthroughs, and her experience as a patient undergoing one of the procedures her field has pioneered.

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