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Published on May 20th, 2021 | by Dr. Jerry Doby


Live Session With Dr. Eric Hardee and Yolanda Rhodes Talking an Alternative to Hysterectomy

Live Session with Dr. Eric Hardee and his patient Yolanda Rhodes who also happens to be a nurse, discussing uterine fibroids and treatment alternatives to a hysterectomy.

Each year, 200,000 women undergo potentially unnecessary hysterectomies as a result of uterine fibroids. Fibroids disproportionately impact black women; nine out of 10 black women develop uterine fibroids before age 50, and are seven times more likely to be recommended to surgical intervention.

Yolanda Rhodes

After suffering a prolapsed uterus due to uterine fibroids and facing potential hysterectomy, Houston nurse Yolanda Rhodes was directed by her OB/GYN to get a second opinion.

Dr. Eric Hardee, MD

Houston-based interventional radiologists Eric Hardee MD and William Fox MD—who pioneered a revolutionary outpatient treatment known as Trans-Radial Uterine Fibroid Embolization, or UFE—found that Yolanda was an excellent candidate for UFE and didn’t need a hysterectomy at all.

I got a chance to get them together for an educational conversation that took us through Yolanda’s horrifying experience with her fibroids to her minimally invasive procedure by Dr. Hardee that alleviated her need for major surgery to remove her Uterus…Tune in!

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