Noncancerous (benign) tumors medically known as uterine fibroids form in the smooth muscle tissue within the wall of the uterus.
- Fibroids typically appear in the form of multiple tumors
- A single fibroid may form in some cases
- Multiple fibroids alter the size and shape of the uterus
- Fibroids can also adversely affect the cervix in some cases
The exact underlying cause of how fibroids form is unknown. However, sound medical data points to the following factors as being underlying causes:
- Hormonal levels
Being Informed About How Fibroids Form
To be informed, aware, and knowledgeable about how fibroids form, consult a healthcare provider that specializes in Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART).
Kofinas Fertility Institute – founded by Dr. George Kofinas in 1987 – is a pioneering institution in ART.
Since it was founded, Kofinas Fertility Institute has successfully detected, managed, and treated thousands ofwomen symptomatic of uterine fibroids.
Best Doctor to Diagnose and Treat Uterine Fibroids
Dr. George Kofinas has been selected by New York magazine as one of the Best Doctors in the tri-state area for 17 of the past 17 years.
Dr. Kofinas has been chosen annually as a Top Doctor in Brooklyn.
Dr. Kofinas is the founder and medical director of the Kofinas Fertility Institute, and Chief of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, NY.
Dr. Kofinas is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
As a diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG), and a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), Dr. Kofinas is an active member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Society of Assisted Reproductive Endocrinology (SART), the Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI), the Society of Reproductive Surgeons (SRS), the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), and the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY).
To receive the answers to the questions you have about how fibroids form, please accept this invitation to contactKofinas Fertility Institute.