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Wittgrove and Brown: San Diego ObGyn

OBGYNs located in San Diego, CA

Fibroids Specialist

At her practice in San Diego, CA, Dr. Wittgrove provides state-of-the-art treatment for symptomatic fibroids for women experiencing heavy periods, abnormal bleeding, fertility issues or other side effects and issues related to large or problematic uterine fibroids.

Details

What are fibroids?

Fibroids are masses of tissue that form in the uterus and which can range in size from very small to larger than a tennis ball. The underlying cause of fibroids hasn't been determined, but fluctuations in hormone levels appear to play a role. Fibroids tend to occur and grow during the childbearing years, with growth tapering off during menopause. Although fibroids typically don't cause problems with fertility unless they are very large and symptomatic, if they grow during a pregnancy, they can result in complications including miscarriage.

Are uterine fibroids cancerous?

No, uterine fibroids are almost always benign, or non-cancerous.

What symptoms are associated with uterine fibroids?

Fibroids can cause symptoms such as:

  • very heavy periods

  • spotting or light bleeding between periods

  • painful periods

  • painful intercourse

  • urinary incontinence

  • a sensation of pressure in the lower abdomen

Many fibroids – especially smaller ones – cause no symptoms.

What treatments are available for fibroids?

Fibroids that cause no symptoms typically are not treated. When they do cause problems, treatment can include:

  • uterine artery embolization, which cuts off the flow of blood to the fibroids

  • hormone therapy to control the growth of fibroids

  • surgical removal of fibroids

  • ablation to remove the fibroid tissue

In very severe cases, a total or partial hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) may be performed. Your treatment will depend on the extent and size of your fibroids, whether you're done having children and other factors.

If I have my fibroids removed, can they come back?

Yes, fibroids can recur following removal. The likelihood of recurrence depends on the type of treatment you have as well as other factors. You can ask about the risk of recurrence associated with different procedures during your appointment following your evaluation.

Insurance - NO HMO

Please always verify we participate in your insurance plan when you call to schedule your appointment as our participation with different plans may change from time to time.  We also strongly recommend that you contact your insurance carrier to verify your coverage, benefits, limitations and exclusions prior to appointment.

For insurance plans with which we participate, we will seek to obtain verification of your eligibility. However, even when coverage, benefits, and eligibility are verified, your insurance plan will not guarantee the accuracy of their confirmation.
Know your benefits as there are some services for which a deposit is required.

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Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Vitals

    "I was very impressed with Dr. Wittgrove. She is a lovely, caring doctor. I was immediately very comfortable with her. "

    Anonymous
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    "Dr. Wittgrove is the BEST OB/GYN! She doesn't fool around with your health-she listens and uses her expertise to fix what is wrong."

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    "Dr. Wittgrove's staff was very friendly. I felt very confident in Dr. Wittgrove's care, she gave a very good first impression."

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  • Yelp

    " I think this is the one doctor's office that I don't have hour long delays. I recommend to anyone who needs to see an OB-GYN."

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    "Dr. Brown is the best OBGYN I have been to. I recommend her everyone."

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    "I love this Doctor. She is knowledgeable, understanding and respectful."

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  • RateMDs

    "She has a great personality and is an outstanding OB. She is familiar with natural, unmedicated childbirth."

    Anonymous
  • Yelp

    "As a healthcare professional myself, I appreciated Dr. Brown's efforts to make my appointment as painless as possible. I look forward to working with her in the future."

    Diana N.
  • RateMDs

    "I love Dr. Brown. She has delivered all three of my children and is scheduled to deliver baby number four...Overall, a very good doctor."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "My overall experience with the doctor and staff is satisfaction!! She is courteous, caring, and attentive!!"

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    "Dr. Brown's staff is also caring and have great customer service skills. I would recommend her to my friends"

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    ""Had I read that comment prior to my visit I may have missed out on a great physician. I personally would recommend Dr. Brown to anyone who values a great physician."

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  • Vitals

    "I felt comfortable with Dr. Wittgrove immediately; I have now seen her several times and am pleased that she takes my concerns seriously."

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  • Vitals

    "Such a pleasant experience. Dr. Wittgrove is so great! I am reassured about my health when in her care."

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  • RateMDs

    "Dr. Wittgrove was delightful and very informative. She made me feel comfortable to ask all of my questions."

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    "I am very impressed with my experience at Dr. Wittgrove's office. Dr. Wittgrove and her office staff are amazing. I am so glad that I found this office."

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  • RateMDs

    "Dr. Wittgrove is exceptionally warm with excellent bedside manner. She took her time to really talk to me and my husband during our first OB appointment with her."

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    "I was very happy and comfortable during my time at Dr. Wittgrove's office. Dr. Wittgrove put my mind at ease. Thank you."

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Location
Wittgrove and Brown: San Diego ObGyn
6719 Alvarado Road , Suite 302
San Diego , CA 92120
Phone: 619-229-6585
Fax: 619-229-6587
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619-229-6585