Uterine Fibroid Embolization
Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) is a non-surgical treatment for symptomatic uterine fibroids. Symptoms associated with uterine fibroids can include: heavy bleeding, painful cramping, pelvic bloating, and urinary frequency. At times symptoms can be managed with medication. But when medication and conservative treatment are not effective UFE offers an excellent minimally invasive, uterine preserving, treatment option.
In 9 out of 10 cases, women who undergo UFE experience significant improvement in their symptoms. Uterine fibroid embolization has many benefits over surgery, including:
- Preservation of the uterus
- Nonsurgical and minimally invasive
- Fewer complications than surgery
- Reduced recovery time
Alternatively, uterine fibroids can be treated with surgery – either a myomectomy in which just the fibroid is removed or a total hysterectomy to remove the entire uterus.
UFE involves the insertion of a thin catheter into an artery near the fibroid’s blood supply. The catheter releases small particles that block the small blood vessels feeding the fibroid, so the growth is deprived of nutrients and cannot survive. Dr. Golshan performs more than 1,000 vascular procedures per year and is experienced in uterine fibroid embolization. The procedure is effective for multiple fibroids.
If you have symptomatic uterine fibroids, consult Beach Wellness MD to learn about your options for noninvasive uterine fibroid embolization. Call the office or request a consultation online.