Live Session With Dr. Eric Hardee and Yolanda Rhodes
Listen to this episode from The Hype Magazine Live Sessions on Spotify. Live Session with Dr. Eric Hardee and his patient Yolanda Rhodes who also happens to be a nurse, discussing uterine fibroids and treatment alternatives to a hysterectomy. Each year, 200,000 women undergo potentially unnecessary hysterectomies as a result of uterine fibroids. Fibroids disproportionately impact black women; nine out of 10 black women develop uterine fibroids before age 50, and areseven times more likely to be recommended to surgical intervention. After suffering a prolapsed uterus due to uterine fibroids and facing potential hysterectomy, Houston nurse Yolanda Rhodes was directed by her OB/GYN to get a second opinion. Houston-based interventional radiologists Eric Hardee MD and William Fox MD—who pioneered a revolutionary outpatient treatment known as Trans-Radial Uterine Fibroid Embolization, or UFE—found that Yolanda was an excellent candidate for UFE and didn’t need a hysterectomy at all.