FIBROIDs Specialist 

 Ulas Bozdogan, MD, FACOG

Endometriosis & Fibroids Specialist located in Hackensack, NJ and New York City, NY

Dr. Bozdogan is a recognized leader in advanced robotic surgery. He has carried out more than 3,000 Laparoscopic and robotic surgeries over the course of his career. An avid believer in life long learning, he attends numerous conferences at the national and international level.

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What are uterine fibroids?

Uterine fibroids, non-cancerous tumors that develop in the uterus, are a common problem that many women experience.

Women with family members that have uterine fibroids are more susceptible to this disease. It is typical for more than one uterine fibroid to form in most women. Since estrogen causes uterine fibroid growth, these benign tumors especially occur in childbearing years. The tumors typically shrink during menopause if the patient is not on a hormone medication regimen.

Uterine fibroids can form in different parts of the uterus. Specifically, they may grow inside the uterine wall, ovary, or extend into the uterine cavity. When they form outside the uterus, they connect themselves to the uterine wall via thick stalks.

Uterine fibroids can be so small that they are virtually invisible to the human eye, or they may reach diameters of about 10-15 centimeters. As they get bigger, they may deform the inside and outside of the uterus. Sometimes, uterine fibroids grow large enough to fill the lower abdomen or entire abdominal cavity.

During pregnancy, uterine fibroids can cause concerns. For instance, large uterine fibroids may cause bleeding due to pressure and may even lead to preterm birth.  Furthermore, the number of miscarriages in women with uterine fibroids can reach up to 40%. Finally, uterine fibroids may cause infertility in 2-3% of infertility cases.

Women between the ages of 35-45 are most commonly diagnosed with uterine fibroids. These tumors are rare in women at puberty, and the rate is lower after menopause. However, in some cases, the condition progresses if the patient is diagnosed with uterine fibroids just before menopause.

What are some symptoms of uterine fibroids?

Typically, most women have no symptoms. However, when they do appear, they may include:

  • Pressure and pain in the pelvic area
  • Pressure and pain in the lower abdominal area
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Changes in the menstrual cycle
  • Frequent urination
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Iron deficiency/anemia
  • Sore back and legs
  • Painful sexual intercourse

How are uterine fibroids diagnosed?

Usually, uterine fibroids are found during a routine pelvic exam. In some cases, ultrasounds may be necessary for a diagnosis.

An MRI scan is necessary if symptoms are severe, if there are multiple uterine fibroids, or if a uterine fibroid larger than 7-8 centimeters is detected during an ultrasound.

MRIs are beneficial for many reasons.  First, an MRI scan detects the exact number and location of fibroids.  Also, the scan helps diagnose other potential conditions, such as adenomyosis, and enables an examination of the surrounding tissues and ovary.

How are uterine fibroids treated?

Small uterine fibroids with no symptoms, or those that occur close to menopause, usually do not require treatment. However, uterine fibroid removal is necessary when the diameter of any uterine fibroid is greater than 5 centimeters or when any of the above symptoms negatively affect day to day life.

When should fibroids removal be performed?

Fibroids can interfere with conception and prevent implantation of a fertilized egg.  They can also block the fallopian tubes, which can prevent the embryo from passing into the uterus and growing normally.  Fibroids can also cause pre-term labor and premature birth.

When surgical removal is necessary, many women consider a hysterectomy. This not only eliminates fibroids, but it also removes the uterus so that the patient can no longer get pregnant.  

A fibroids, an alternative treatment option for women who have fibroids and want to have children in the future, removes uterine fibroids without removing the uterus.  In fact, this approach to fibroid removal can actually increase a woman’s ability to get pregnant. 

How does fibroids removal increase fertility?

Fibroids can interfere with conception and prevent implantation of a fertilized egg.  In addition, they can block the fallopian tubes and prevent the embryo from passing into the uterus.  Finally, fibroids can cause preterm labor and premature birth.  Fibroids is an excellent way to remove fibroids and, therefore, aid fertility.

In many cases, infertility specialists refer patients to Dr. Bozdogan for a fibroids procedure before attempting in vitro fertilization.

Dr. Bozdogan often uses robotic surgery to improve the effectiveness of minimally-invasive fibroids procedures. Robotic fibroids uses specially-designed instruments that the surgeon controls while viewing the surgery on a computer screen. Using this state-of-the-art technology, Dr. Bozdogan makes much smaller incisions than the ones needed in traditional surgery. The incisions can be made in the pelvic area, or, in some cases, internal incisions can be made through the vaginal wall so that no external incisions are needed.

When he performs robotic-assisted surgery, Dr. Bozdogan uses the da Vinci robotic surgical system, which is considered the “gold standard” in robotic surgery.

 

Dr. Ulas Bozdogan in Numbers

Dr. Ulas bozdogan's numbers speaks for themselves, with over thousands of successful surgery and happy patients that have given his patients the confidence to live without pain. 

100% 

Surgeries Succeeded

1500+ 

Robotic Surgeries

300+ 

5 Star Reviews

20+ 

Years of Experience

A good word means a lot

Successful stories and Patient testimonials

It’s always the word of mouth that’s the best advice. Here are some of our…

There are no words to describe the care Dr. Boz and his staff have given me. I am 2 days out of surgery (partial hysterectomy) and feel like a new person already. Dr. Boz has called 2 times to check on my recovery, I have never experienced that personal care with any doctor I have had. After 10 years of suffering from pain, multiple trips to the ER with no answers, I found Dr. Boz and was finally diagnosed with stage 4 endometriosis. I had surgery 2 weeks later and I'm finally on the road to recovery! Thank You for giving me my life back!

I’m just so happy that I found Dr. Bozdogan and I can’t thank enough him for helping me. I always have very painful period to the point I pass out from it. Every gynecologist was saying it’s normal but it isn’t. Dr. Bozdogan from my first visit was amazing! He described with smallest details my surgery and what to expect after.He has amazing bedside manner and very professional! I highly recommend Dr Bozdogan if you suffer with endometriosis

From my first consultation, I could not be happier with the service I received from Dr.Boz and his staff.
Dr.Boz listened to me and my issues and asked questions and had honest answers for me. He is both personal and professional and I would highly recommend him to any woman who is having pelvic pain, endometriosis or other gynecological issues.

I’m thankful That my concerns were heard. Dr. Bozdogan is Very professional and easy to talk to regarding my fibroids. I got an appointment quickly, no wait time in the office, friendly staff, ultrasound in office to confirm my fibroids. He scheduled my surgery quickly and it was outpatient do I could recover at home. He answered all my questions and made sure that The fibroids were removed robotic surgery without removing my uterus so I could have more kids if I chose to.

Dr. Boz is a great doctor for endometriosis. He took his time to explain everything to me and show me what he wanted to look at. I just had my surgery with him and I have nothing but appreciation for him with the time he takes with me. I’m also feeling much better then I was feeling before. Thank you Dr. Boz!!!

Dr Boz was amazing with me and I'm so happy I used him for my surgery. I went for several Doctoredbefore deciding he was the one to perform my Myomectomy (fibroid removal surgery). From the initial appointment for diagnosis until the follow up after surgery he was there all away!I was able to text hI'm personally with questions if I needed and he put any anxieties at ease with all the reasons why he will do what he planned for me. He explained my procedure step by step very clearly and had a great bed side matter at the hospital as well. As for as the surgery went he preformed it with ease and with in 8 days I'm doing great and with nearly no scars.

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FIBROIDs Specialist  

 Ulas Bozdogan, MD, FACOG

Endometriosis & Fibroids Specialist located in Hackensack, NJ and New York City, NY

Dr. Bozdogan is a recognized leader in advanced robotic surgery. He has carried out more than 3,000 Laparoscopic and robotic surgeries over the course of his career. An avid believer in life long learning, he attends numerous conferences at the national and international level.

REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT

What are uterine fibroids?

Uterine fibroids, non-cancerous tumors that develop in the uterus, are a common problem that many women experience.

Women with family members that have uterine fibroids are more susceptible to this disease. It is typical for more than one uterine fibroid to form in most women. Since estrogen causes uterine fibroid growth, these benign tumors especially occur in childbearing years. The tumors typically shrink during menopause if the patient is not on a hormone medication regimen.

Uterine fibroids can form in different parts of the uterus. Specifically, they may grow inside the uterine wall, ovary, or extend into the uterine cavity. When they form outside the uterus, they connect themselves to the uterine wall via thick stalks.

Uterine fibroids can be so small that they are virtually invisible to the human eye, or they may reach diameters of about 10-15 centimeters. As they get bigger, they may deform the inside and outside of the uterus. Sometimes, uterine fibroids grow large enough to fill the lower abdomen or entire abdominal cavity.

During pregnancy, uterine fibroids can cause concerns. For instance, large uterine fibroids may cause bleeding due to pressure and may even lead to preterm birth.  Furthermore, the number of miscarriages in women with uterine fibroids can reach up to 40%. Finally, uterine fibroids may cause infertility in 2-3% of infertility cases.

Women between the ages of 35-45 are most commonly diagnosed with uterine fibroids. These tumors are rare in women at puberty, and the rate is lower after menopause. However, in some cases, the condition progresses if the patient is diagnosed with uterine fibroids just before menopause.

What are some symptoms of uterine fibroids?

Typically, most women have no symptoms. However, when they do appear, they may include:

  • Pressure and pain in the pelvic area
  • Pressure and pain in the lower abdominal area
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Changes in the menstrual cycle
  • Frequent urination
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Iron deficiency/anemia
  • Sore back and legs
  • Painful sexual intercourse

How are uterine fibroids diagnosed?

Usually, uterine fibroids are found during a routine pelvic exam. In some cases, ultrasounds may be necessary for a diagnosis.

An MRI scan is necessary if symptoms are severe, if there are multiple uterine fibroids, or if a uterine fibroid larger than 7-8 centimeters is detected during an ultrasound.

MRIs are beneficial for many reasons.  First, an MRI scan detects the exact number and location of fibroids.  Also, the scan helps diagnose other potential conditions, such as adenomyosis, and enables an examination of the surrounding tissues and ovary.

How are uterine fibroids treated?

Small uterine fibroids with no symptoms, or those that occur close to menopause, usually do not require treatment. However, uterine fibroid removal is necessary when the diameter of any uterine fibroid is greater than 5 centimeters or when any of the above symptoms negatively affect day to day life.

When should fibroids removal be performed?

Fibroids can interfere with conception and prevent implantation of a fertilized egg.  They can also block the fallopian tubes, which can prevent the embryo from passing into the uterus and growing normally.  Fibroids can also cause pre-term labor and premature birth.

When surgical removal is necessary, many women consider a hysterectomy. This not only eliminates fibroids, but it also removes the uterus so that the patient can no longer get pregnant.  

A fibroids, an alternative treatment option for women who have fibroids and want to have children in the future, removes uterine fibroids without removing the uterus.  In fact, this approach to fibroid removal can actually increase a woman’s ability to get pregnant. 

How does fibroids removal increase fertility?

Fibroids can interfere with conception and prevent implantation of a fertilized egg.  In addition, they can block the fallopian tubes and prevent the embryo from passing into the uterus.  Finally, fibroids can cause preterm labor and premature birth.  Fibroids is an excellent way to remove fibroids and, therefore, aid fertility.

In many cases, infertility specialists refer patients to Dr. Bozdogan for a fibroids procedure before attempting in vitro fertilization.

Dr. Bozdogan often uses robotic surgery to improve the effectiveness of minimally-invasive fibroids procedures. Robotic fibroids uses specially-designed instruments that the surgeon controls while viewing the surgery on a computer screen. Using this state-of-the-art technology, Dr. Bozdogan makes much smaller incisions than the ones needed in traditional surgery. The incisions can be made in the pelvic area, or, in some cases, internal incisions can be made through the vaginal wall so that no external incisions are needed.

When he performs robotic-assisted surgery, Dr. Bozdogan uses the da Vinci robotic surgical system, which is considered the “gold standard” in robotic surgery.

 

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Endometriosis
Specialist

Fibroid
Specialist

Hysterectomy
Specialist

Myomectomy
Specialist

Ovarian Cysts
Specialist

Abnormal
Bleeding

Pelvic Pain
Specialist

Infertility
Specialist

Dr. Ulas Bozdogan in Numbers

Dr. Ulas bozdogan's numbers speaks for themselves, with over thousands of successful surgery and happy patients that have given his patients the confidence to live without pain. 

100% 

Surgeries Succeeded

1500+ 

Robotic Surgeries

300+ 

5 Star Reviews

20+ 

Years of Experience

A good word means a lot

Successful stories and Patient testimonials

It’s always the word of mouth that’s the best advice. Here are some of our…

There are no words to describe the care Dr. Boz and his staff have given me. I am 2 days out of surgery (partial hysterectomy) and feel like a new person already. Dr. Boz has called 2 times to check on my recovery, I have never experienced that personal care with any doctor I have had. After 10 years of suffering from pain, multiple trips to the ER with no answers, I found Dr. Boz and was finally diagnosed with stage 4 endometriosis. I had surgery 2 weeks later and I'm finally on the road to recovery! Thank You for giving me my life back!

I’m just so happy that I found Dr. Bozdogan and I can’t thank enough him for helping me. I always have very painful period to the point I pass out from it. Every gynecologist was saying it’s normal but it isn’t. Dr. Bozdogan from my first visit was amazing! He described with smallest details my surgery and what to expect after.He has amazing bedside manner and very professional! I highly recommend Dr Bozdogan if you suffer with endometriosis

The best at what he does I can’t thank dr Bozdogan enough, I suffered from pelvic pain 15 years no joke , went to many doctors in New York was put on meds even IV antibiotics because no doctor had an answer for my pain. I moved to New Jersey and found Dr Bozdogan he is amazing !!!! From the moment I called the office to set up my appointment I felt I was at the right place , they took me in the same week I called, my surgery was also scheduled promptly and they worked with my schedule. Dr Bozdogan gave me back my life literally , this pain was ruining my life. Please if you are suffering from pelvic pain /endo/fibroids etc go to him it will change your quality of life , the only thing I regret was not finding this gem doctor before.

From my first consultation, I could not be happier with the service I received from Dr.Boz and his staff.
Dr.Boz listened to me and my issues and asked questions and had honest answers for me. He is both personal and professional and I would highly recommend him to any woman who is having pelvic pain, endometriosis or other gynecological issues.

I’m thankful That my concerns were heard. Dr. Bozdogan is Very professional and easy to talk to regarding my fibroids. I got an appointment quickly, no wait time in the office, friendly staff, ultrasound in office to confirm my fibroids. He scheduled my surgery quickly and it was outpatient do I could recover at home. He answered all my questions and made sure that The fibroids were removed robotic surgery without removing my uterus so I could have more kids if I chose to.

Dr. Boz is a great doctor for endometriosis. He took his time to explain everything to me and show me what he wanted to look at. I just had my surgery with him and I have nothing but appreciation for him with the time he takes with me. I’m also feeling much better then I was feeling before. Thank you Dr. Boz!!!

Dr Boz was amazing with me and I'm so happy I used him for my surgery. I went for several Doctoredbefore deciding he was the one to perform my Myomectomy (fibroid removal surgery). From the initial appointment for diagnosis until the follow up after surgery he was there all away!I was able to text hI'm personally with questions if I needed and he put any anxieties at ease with all the reasons why he will do what he planned for me. He explained my procedure step by step very clearly and had a great bed side matter at the hospital as well. As for as the surgery went he preformed it with ease and with in 8 days I'm doing great and with nearly no scars.

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