Fibroid Clinic

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Clinic Overview

One in four women over age 35 in the United States suffers from uterine fibroids, non cancerous growths that can cause heavy bleeding, frequent urination and pelvic pain. Symptoms can be so severe that a woman’s quality of life can be greatly diminished.

The Fibroid Clinic at University of Minnesota Medical Center can help. With this innovative program within the Women’s Health Center, you see both an interventional radiologist and an obstetrician/gynecologist during your one appointment so that you can understand both your surgical and nonsurgical options.

You no longer have to live in pain…you have options. We want you to feel better so you can get back to your life.

Learn more about our physicians' women's health expertise.


  • Medical management with drug therapy - hormone medications reduce bleeding and decrease fibroid tumor size
  • GnRH (gonadotropin-releasing hormone) therapy - reduces the production of estrogens and causes the shrinkage of the fibroid
  • Total or subtotal hysterectomy - removal of the uterus and possibly ovaries
  • Endometrial ablation - removal of the uterus lining to reduce bleeding
  • Myomectomy - removal of the uterine fibroids
  • Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) - non-surgical procedure to block blood flow to fibroids, causing them to shrink


Awards and Distinctions
The University of Minnesota Medical Center Weight Loss Clinic has received several awards for our surgical excellence.  We work closely with other specialists within the University of Minnesota Health system to coordinate your care and are proud to be awarded the following:

• Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program with Adolescent Qualifications
This accreditation means our bariatric surgery program is a comprehensive center that has passed a rigorous external national review by fellow surgeons.  In addition, we are one of a very select few programs that have also achieved Adolescent Qualifications by the American College of Surgeons.

• Blue Distinction Center + for Bariatric Surgery
This quality designation from Blue Cross Blue Shield signifies our center delivers high quality bariatric and patient care.  The Blue Distinction + program evaluates our expertise as a physician team, the number surgery’s our clinic has performed, and our track record of results.  We have proven to have a track record for delivering better results, with fewer complications time and time again.  The Blue Distinction + plus indicates our program also met cost measures that address consumers need for affordable care.

A partnership of Fairview and University of Minnesota Physicians

Location Info


Riverside Professional Building
606 24th Ave. S, Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Google Map


612-672-7422; 800-688-5252
612-UMWOMEN (612-869-6636)


  • Monday
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  • 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Our Team


Central Scheduling: 612.672.7422

Provider Referrals: 612.672.7000

Administrative Offices: 612.884.0600

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