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November 18, 2017  
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  • Fibroids1: How important is it for patients to be informed and educated about their kind of fibroids?
    Dr. Neil Khilnani: Patient education benefits not only the patient but the also the physician. The more a patient knows about fibroids and her treatment options, the more comfortable she will be with her treatment decisions. Certain types of fibroids have specific characteristics that lend themselves to certain types of treatments. As a result, I am fairly liberal about utilizing an MRI to help me advise patients about their options. For example, a patient with a single fibroid may be a good candidate for a laparoscopic or hysteroscopic fibroid removal/FUS, as opposed to a patient with innumerable fibroids, who may do better with either an embolization or hysterectomy.
    Dr. Neil Khilnani: Patient education benefits not only the patient but the also the physician. The more a patient knows about fibroids and her treatment options, the more comfortable she will be with her treatment decisions. Certain types of fibroids have specific characteristics that lend themselves to certain types of treatments. As a result, I am fairly liberal about utilizing an MRI to help me advise patients about their options. For example, a patient with a single fibroid may be a good candidate for a laparoscopic or hysteroscopic fibroid removal/FUS, as opposed to a patient with innumerable fibroids, who may do better with either an embolization or hysterectomy.

    Dr. Neil Khilnani


    Dr. Khilnani is an Interventional Radiologist at Cornell Vascular and an Associate Professor at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He has been with Cornell since finishing his training at Columbia in 1992. His clinical interests are in the minimally invasive treatment of uterine fibroid tumors and lower extremity varicose veins. He currently performs all of the uterine fibroid embolizations at the New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Center and will be directing the clinical and research efforts of this institution in treating fibroids with MR Guided Focused Ultrasound.

    Dr. Neil Khilnani


    Dr. Khilnani is an Interventional Radiologist at Cornell Vascular and an Associate Professor at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He has been with Cornell since finishing his training at Columbia in 1992. His clinical interests are in the minimally invasive treatment of uterine fibroid tumors and lower extremity varicose veins. He currently performs all of the uterine fibroid embolizations at the New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Center and will be directing the clinical and research efforts of this institution in treating fibroids with MR Guided Focused Ultrasound.

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