Our providers that offer a safe, minimally invasive procedure known as Uterine Fibroid Embolization to effectively remove fibroids and get you back to the things you enjoy!
Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that form in the uterus, and are typically diagnosed with an ultrasound. They develop in up to 70 percent of women during their reproductive year. While these growths are almost always non-cancerous, they can result in severe symptoms such as heavy menstrual cycles, chronic pelvic pain, irregular periods, difficulty emptying the bladder, painful sex, constipation and more.
Every patient is different, and there is a possibility that uterine fibroids may produce no noticeable symptoms at all. But asymptomatic fibroids can continue to develop over the course of a woman’s reproductive lifetime and become symptomatic later on.
Symptoms may include excessive menstrual bleeding and what is termed bulk symptoms. The sheer size and position of the fibroids cause pressure on the uterus and surrounding organs. Bulk symptoms can include any of the following:
Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), also called uterine artery embolization (UAE), is a highly efficacious and minimally invasive procedure that blocks blood flow to the fibroids, ceasing their growth and causing them to shrink over time.
During the procedure, a very tiny nick is made in the skin near the femoral artery in the groin or the radial artery in the wrist.
A vascular catheter is carefully guided to the uterine arteries and FDA approved micro-spheres are injected into the uterine arteries, cutting off the blood supply to the fibroids.
Once both uterine arteries are successfully blocked, the fibroids immediately start to shrink and are gradually absorbed by the body over weeks to months.