Dr. John Lipman, founder of the Atlanta Interventional Institute was recently awarded the Healthcare Hero Award in the Physician category during the Atlanta Business Chronicle Annual Awards Ceremony at the Cobb Energy Centre. Dr. Lipman was selected from a group, which included over a hundred nominees and three finalists.
The award is given to a physician who has made a significant impact on the healthcare industry in Metro Atlanta. He was selected because of his dedication to treating women suffering from uterine fibroids and his use of the groundbreaking non-surgical procedure, UFE (Uterine Fibroid Embolization).
Dr. Lipman is a leader in fibroid care, having performed over 5,000 UFE procedures for nearly two decades. “Many women are suffering with fibroids in silence because they don’t want a hysterectomy and it’s important for them to know that they have options. With UFE, patients can get their symptoms treated effectively and keep their uterus. It is safer, less expensive, less invasive, and has a shorter recovery than surgery,” said Dr. Lipman.
The UFE procedure takes less than an hour. The patients stay in the hospital for about six hours and go home with a band-aid. They are able to return to work in about a week. With hysterectomy or myomectomy women may spend one to three days in the hospital and the recovery period is from four to eight weeks.