September 29, 2003
MEDIA CONTACT: Gary Stephenson
PHONE: 410-955-5384
E-MAIL: gstephenson@jhmi.edu

Hopkins Offers Free Seminars on Minimally Invasive Treatment for Uterine Fibroids 

Kevin Kim, M.D. assistant professor of radiology and surgery, and director of gynecologic intervention at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, will host four seminars on treatment for uterine fibroids. The seminars will be held at Johns Hopkins at White Marsh on Tuesday, October 7 and Wednesday, October 8, and at Johns Hopkins at Green Spring Station on Tuesday, October 14 and Tuesday, October 21. The seminars will run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Fibroids are benign tumors that affect an estimated 40 percent of all women over 40, according to Kim. They may cause pain, heavy menstrual bleeding, incontinence and, in some cases, infertility. Traditional treatments include surgical removal of fibroids or hysterectomy. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided high intensity focused ultrasound is an alternative treatment currently under study at Hopkins under Kim's leadership, and at seven other medical centers worldwide.

Johns Hopkins at White Marsh is located across the street from White Marsh Mall and Ikea on 4924 Campbell Boulevard. The seminar will take place in the second floor waiting area. Johns Hopkins at Green Spring Station is located at the Baltimore Beltway (I-695) and the Jones Falls Expressway. The seminar at this location will be held in Pavilion II, first floor conference room. Ample free parking is provided at both locations.

For more information and to reserve your space, please call 410-95-JOHNS, extension 193.