Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)
Traditionally, when it’s been necessary to remove uterine fibroids because of pain or other symptoms, women would undergo a hysterectomy to remove the uterus completely, or a myomectomy to remove the fibroids. Surgeries like this can come with long recovery times, pain and have complications.
Today, many women have the option of undergoing a minimally invasive uterine fibroid embolization, or UFE, at Modern Vascular & Vein Center. In this outpatient procedure, a catheter is inserted into a pelvic artery through a tiny pinhole in the skin and guided to the arteries that supply the uterus. There, the blood flow to the uterus and the uterine fibroids is reduced, causing the fibroids to shrink.
Uterine Fibroid Embolization is an outpatient procedure, so patients will return home the same day, often with just a band-aid. Most patients can begin returning to normal daily activities within a few days of the procedure.
To learn more and see if you may be a candidate for uterine fibroid embolization, please contact us to make an appointment.