Dr. Jamie Lipeles and Dr. Hope Vermaire of Marina OB/GYN, located in Marina Del Rey and Hawthorne, California, are among a very small group of physicians experienced in performing myomectomies for the removal of fibroids with the advanced, minimally-invasive da Vinci Robotic Surgical System®. They have alleviated fibroid pain for hundreds of women throughout Marina Del Rey, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Venice, Westchester, El Segundo, Playa Vista, Culver City and the greater South Bay area, with robotic-assisted surgery.
Fibroids are noncancerous tumors that grow in the wall of the uterus, either as a single tumor, or a cluster. Sizes vary widely, and in rare cases can become as large as a grapefruit. Fibroids are quite common, especially among women in their 40s and early 50s.
Many women experience no symptoms at all, while for others symptoms can be debilitating, including pain and heavy menstrual bleeding, and pressure on the bladder that causes frequent urination. Most concerning for many women is that fact that fibroids can cause infertility by changing the shape of the cervix. In addition, fibroids that become large during pregnancy can lead to a miscarriage
The location of fibroids is the greatest factor in determining the severity of symptoms. Fibroids are also classified by their location in the uterus. These are:
If there are no symptoms, treatment is unnecessary. If a woman is close to menopause a "wait and watch” approach may be advised. Otherwise, the first line of treatment is likely medication to correct menstrual irregularities and alleviate pain. If symptoms persist treatment may entail:
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Dr. Lipeles and his staff deserve 5 stars and more! Excellent service, professional and friendly team.
He also always asks if we have any questions and never makes us feel like our questions are trivial. The staff is welcoming and the facilities are clean and comfortable.
I am actually pregnant again (yay!) and I will be going back to this office throughout my pregnancy. They're amazing, and I had a great experience.
He delivered my baby and both baby and I are healthy. I was up and walking right after the delivery and healed perfectly so I couldn't be happier!
He performed the surgery with a robot so recovery was not bad. His staff was extremely helpful and pleasant.
The staff are amazing, very friendly and helpful. I'm definitely going to keep coming here for check ups and birth control because I love it that much. I would recommend
Nervous about the delivery all the anxiety disappeared the second the doc walked into the room. My hubby loved visiting as much as I did!
Dr. Lipeles was gentle and kind (First Male ObGyn experience for me). He was hilarious with bedside manner and actually had me laughing throughout the entire experience.
Dr. Lipeles is so caring and went above and beyond my expectations for a family centered birth. His office is beautifully remodeled and spotlessly clean.
Amazing!! Dr. Lipeles is the best!! He and all the doctors, nurses and office staff are wonderful. Thanks Doc for all your help!