#87 – Treating Uterine Fibroids with Sonata: High Precision, No Incision with Dr. David Toub

In this episode of HealthiHer, host Dr. Amy Brenner delves into the world of alternative fibroid treatment with the distinguished expert Dr. David Toub. Together, they unravel the complexities surrounding fibroids, shedding light on who is affected by them and the symptoms they entail with a focus on a minimally invasive option for fibroid treatment.

Fibroids are non-cancerous growths that develop in the uterus, affecting many women during their childbearing years. Symptoms can vary widely, from heavy menstrual bleeding to pelvic pain, impacting quality of life and fertility. Understanding the significance of alternative treatments is crucial, particularly for those seeking options beyond traditional surgeries, such as hysterectomies.

The spotlight of the discussion falls on the Sonata Uterine Fibroid Minimally Invasive Procedure, a groundbreaking approach to addressing fibroids with precision and minimal invasiveness. Dr. Toub guides listeners through the intricacies of the Sonata procedure, explaining how advanced ultrasound technology is leveraged to precisely target fibroids. By using real-time imaging guidance, radiofrequency energy is applied to shrink and destroy fibroids while preserving healthy surrounding tissue.

Delving into the history of this innovative treatment, Dr. Toub highlights its emergence as a patient-friendly alternative to traditional surgeries like hysterectomy. This procedure offers a conservative approach, allowing individuals to retain their uterus while effectively treating fibroids. It addresses the limitations and challenges associated with invasive surgeries, offering fewer complications and a quicker return to normal activities.

Tune in to this enlightening discussion as Dr. Brenner and Dr. Toub navigate the landscape of fibroid treatment, offering valuable insights into the transformative potential of the Sonata Uterine Fibroid Minimally Invasive Procedure.

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Special Guest – Dr. David Toub

Dr. Toub is Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs at Gynesonics, which has developed a transcervical device (the Sonata® system) for radiofrequency ablation of uterine fibroids. Prior to joining Gynesonics in 2008, Dr. Toub received AB and MD degrees from the University of Chicago and earned an MBA with a concentration in management information systems from Drexel University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

After a fellowship in pelvic surgery at Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia, he served as an attending physician at Pennsylvania Hospital, where he held faculty appointments at both Thomas Jefferson University and the University of Pennsylvania.

A laparoscopic and pelvic surgeon with a special interest in providing alternatives to hysterectomy, Dr. Toub has been a faculty member and speaker at several conferences and authored a chapter on radiofrequency energy for a hysteroscopy textbook. He currently serves as an editor for two ob/gyn journals and lives just outside Philadelphia.