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Beverly Hills women with concerns about uterine fibroids, menopause management, and family planning can look to Dr. William To for expert medical advice and care. These issues are often complex and require a high level of individualized attention to resolve them. Dr. To uses the most advanced and minimally invasive methods to help women with these concerns.

Learn more about your treatment options below, and call (310) 659-9625 to schedule a private consultation with expert gynecologist, Dr. William To, Beverly Hills, CA.

Fibroid Treatment

Uterine fibroids are common growths in the uterus. Uterine fibroids are usually benign and may or may not cause symptoms. Some fibroids can be bothersome, depending on the size, location, and number of them. The exact cause of fibroids is unknown; however, they appear to be influenced by the female hormones estrogen and progesterone. Just as female hormones change over the course of a woman's life, so can fibroids.

Fibroids develop in the muscle tissue of the uterus. Fibroids range widely in size from pea-sized to more than 5-6 pounds, filling the pelvis or abdomen. Women between the ages of 30 and 40 most frequently develop fibroids, but they may develop at any age. African-American women experience the greatest incidence of fibroids, and these uterine growths develop faster in this population as well.

Fibroids can cause changes in menstrual patterns, painful cramps, constipation, and urinary difficulties. Dr. To can identify uterine fibroids with a pelvic exam or ultrasound imagery, as well as other gynecologic tests. Fibroids that do not cause symptoms do not need treatment and may go away on their own.

If fibroid treatment is needed, Dr. To is an expert in the management of fibroids and uses state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgical techniques, including embolization and surgery with micro-surgical techniques (myomectomy).

Menopause Management

Menopause is a natural occurrence that takes place in every woman's life. The process usually takes place between the ages of 45 to 55 years, with the average age of the last menstrual period at age 51. During menopause, women produce less estrogen and menstrual periods stop. Decreasing estrogen levels or lack of estrogen can cause bothersome symptoms in some women. Dr. To understands that these symptoms are real and offers the full range of effective solutions for menopause management to make this stage of life more comfortable.

Estrogen reductions can cause hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and osteoporosis (bone density loss). The decision to treat the symptoms of menopause is individualized and personal. Dr. To genuinely listens to concerns and takes the time to explain menopause management options in terms that women can understand. Hormones, such as estrogen and progesterone can help, and Dr. To helps women determine the best course for safe short-term symptom management.

There are several forms of bio-identical hormones available -- from pills and vaginal inserts to skin products. Dr. To will carefully explain the risks and benefits of each to help his patients make informed decisions. Dr. To can also recommend lifestyle changes and exercises to help keep bones strong and reduce the risk of broken bones.

Visit our patient education library to read more about menopause management.

Family Planning

Dr. William To has delivered thousands of babies in the past He has helped women and couples who are struggling to get pregnant finally achieve their goal of parenthood. Although he does not practice obstetrics any longer, Dr. To still provides basic infertility evaluations and treatments and pre-conception counseling.

Pre-conception counseling sessions with Dr. To will help you prepare for a healthy pregnancy. You and the doctor will discuss your vaccine and immunization history, nutritional needs (i.e., folic acid, vitamin D, and other supplements), genetic testing, and medication therapy. For more information, take a look at this article: Pregnancy: What to expect

Infertility evaluation and treatment is something you may want to consider if you have been unable to get pregnant for 6 months to a year, depending on your age and health risks. The basic work-up includes a blood test to see if/when you are ovulating, treatment to induce ovulation, and semen analysis for your partner or spouse. Sometimes, additional treatments are needed to ensure your fallopian tubes are open. Beyond that, Dr. To may recommend seeing an infertility specialist if you are considering more advanced reproductive technologies, like in vitro fertilization or artificial insemination.

Learn more about infertility in our patient education center.

For more information about menopause, fibroid, or infertility treatment in Beverly Hills, Dr. William To would be delighted to meet with you. Please call (310) 659-9625 to make an appointment or submit an online appointment request.