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Ayman Al-Hendy, MD, PhD

Ayman Al-Hendy, MD, PhD

Ayman Al-Hendy, MD is a Gynecologist and Endoscopic Surgeon at Augusta University Medical Practice Group, Augusta, Georgia with a busy practice that focuses on serving women with symptomatic uterine fibroids. Dr. Al-Hendy graduated from Banha Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Banha, Egypt in 1986. After 1 year of internship at Banha University Hospital, he headed to Finland to earn his PhD in Molecular Medicine from University of Turku, Turku, Finland.

Dr. Al-Hendy utilizes the methods of basic, translational, and clinical research to address important medical diseases. Dr. Al-Hendy medical research interests focus on developing novel therapies including gene and stem cell therapy for Premature Ovarian Failure, Endometriosis, and particularly Uterine Fibroids.

He is currently researching the utility of various nutritional supplements as possible non-surgical therapy for uterine fibroids which impact negatively women health worldwide and burden resources through the high rate of Hysterectomy, especially in women of color. Dr. Al-Hendy has published more than 137 peer reviewed publications in high tier peer reviewed scientific journals, above 208 presentations in national and international meetings, and has edited 4 medical books.

Hope on the Horizon for Uterine Fibroids

Although fibroids are benign tumors, they cause both physical and psychological distress. Until recently, treatment was primarily surgery, but new drugs are offering alternatives for women who can't have or don't want a hysterectomy.