Fibroids are very common, affecting more than half of all women. Valley's Fibroid Center offers non-surgical and surgical options for fibroid treatment, including the latest minimally invasive techniques.

The Valley Approach to Fibroid Treatment

Your Fibroid Center Team

Howard H. Jones, MD
Nicole M. Astill, MD

The Fibroid Center team specializes in complex surgical challenges, including very large fibroids and endometriosis. The team also offers treatments that do not require surgery, such as uterine artery embolization. 

Because of our specialization in treating fibroids, we focus 100 percent of our attention each day on women needing this highly personal and specialized care. Our experienced team works with you to tailor the appropriate treatment to your needs.

Conditions Treated

  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids

Why Choose Valley’s Fibroid Center?

  • An experienced team: Our center is led by Howard Jones, MD and Nicole Astill, MD. Both physicians have many years of experience treating women with fibroids and are well known for their knowledge and expertise in this field.
  • Improving your quality of life: Fibroids frequently cause heavy bleeding and pain, including lower back pain, pelvic pressure and sometimes pain with sex. Fibroids can interfere with bowel or bladder habits, causing constipation and affecting urinary frequency. All of these symptoms may worsen as women enter their 40s and 50s. Receiving treatment for fibroids at a specialized center such as ours can improve these symptoms, which can improve your quality of life.
  • Minimally invasive surgery: Specializing in the latest, most effective techniques, Valley’s gynecologic surgeons perform traditional, minimally invasive, and robotic procedures to treat a range of gynecologic conditions, including fibroids and endometriosis. Valley surgeons offer minimally invasive myomectomy (surgery to remove fibroids) using the da Vinci® Surgical System. This typically gives patients a faster recovery with less pain.
  • Non-surgical options: Uterine artery embolization, also referred to as uterine fibroid embolization, offers a non-surgical option for treating fibroids. In this procedure, physicians cut off the blood supply to the fibroids, causing them to shrink. This typically results in symptoms either improving or stopping.