Decision Aid Summary

Title Uterine Fibroids: Should I Have Surgery?
Audience Women who have decided to treat their uterine fibroids.
Options included Have surgery to take out just your fibroids or to take out your uterus.
Don't have surgery. Choose other treatment.
Over-the-counter pain medecine, hormones, or fibroid embolization.
Year of last update or review 2016
Format Web, paper
How to obtain Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website
Developer Healthwise
Where was it developed?
Health condition Uterine Fibroids
Type of decision aid Treatment
Language English
Based on IPDAS criteria (International Patient Decision Aid Standards) this decision aid (and/or supporting materials) meets:
7 out of 7 criteria to be defined as a patient decision aid
8 out of 8 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision
Not applicable: other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing

Last modified: 2017-04-06.