Peyman Banooni, MD
OB-GYN located in Beverly Hills, CA
Dr. Banooni dedicates his time to treating women in the Beverly Hills area and helps them to understand all the aspects of their reproductive health. As an OB/GYN, Dr. Banooni is committed to helping women through pregnancy, menopause, and other health concerns.
Fibroids Q & A
What are Uterine Fibroids?
Uterine fibroids are muscular tumors which develop within the wall of the uterus. Typically, fibroids are benign or non-cancerous. Fibroids often present as single tumors or many spread throughout the uterus. The size can range from that of a small seed to as large as a grapefruit, however this is rare. Approximately 20 to 80% of women develop fibroids by the time they are 50. Women can experience no symptoms at all or they can experience pain caused by larger fibroids.
What Causes Fibroids?
The exact cause of fibroids is unknown and it is believed that multiple factors can play a role. It is known that hormonal fluctuations can affect the development of fibroids and it may be genetic. Fibroids respond to the levels of estrogen and progesterone in a woman’s body and can grown excessively during pregnancy and shrink once a woman hits menopause.
How are Fibroids Treated?
When women begin to experience symptoms because of the presence of fibroids doctors can treat them with either medication or surgery. Which treatment is used will depend on if the woman wishes to become pregnant, the size and location of the fibroids, and the woman’s age. If the symptoms occurring are mild, doctors may prescribe medications to treat the fibroid. Typically, birth control medications are used to help control the symptoms as well as over-the-counter pain medications.
Surgery can also be necessary if the symptoms are moderate or severe. Surgical procedures such as myomectomies and hysterectomies can be performed where either the affected tissue is removed or the entire uterus is removed. The lining of the uterus can also be removed during an endometrial ablation or the fibroids themselves can be either frozen or electrocuted or the blood flow to the fibroid can be severed. Talk to your doctor to determine what, if any, action is needed.
Watch Dr. Banooni discuss and perform the MyoSure procedure, a safe and effective way to remove uterine fibroids.
Our practice has agreements in place with most major insurance companies, but if you are a new patient it is advisable that you contact our office in advance so we may address any coverage issues. Please note that our practice does not accept HMO insurance carriers.
For services either not fully covered by your health insurance provider, or for visits that are only partially covered by your insurance company we typically bill you separately.
Of course we recognize that often times when it comes to healthcare patients are processing many different thoughts, feelings and emotions. We aim to make our billing as transparent and clear as possible but should you have ANY questions regarding a bill received by our office please feel comfortable contacting us.
Further, in advance of a visit, should you have ANY questions regarding either what might or might not be covered by your insurance company we strongly encourage you to call our offices and we will be happy to review with you.
Words from our patients
"I cannot say enough wonderful things about Dr. Banooni and his office. I am so happy to have him as my doctor!"
"Dr. Banooni is one of the BEST OBGYN's out there! I have been going to him for over 7 years now and he has always been very professional, attentive, and caring."
"Dr Banooni took care of me during a hard period in my life. He was very knowledgeable, caring, and assertive during the whole process. I would not go to anyone else."