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How invasive is the Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) procedure? [Dr. Rundback]

Q: How invasive is the Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) procedure?

A: UFE stands for Uterine Fibroid Embolization, which is a method of treating patients with symptomatic fibroids. Embolization is the medical word we use for blocking blood supply, and often in women with fibroids, bleeding is a predominant problem. By blocking the blood supply in a minimally invasive way, through a catheter inserted from the artery by the hip, we’re able to stop that bleeding by blocking the arteries which cause the problem. It’s really not very invasive. This is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure. There’s no surgery, no cutting, and no marks. The procedure itself is relatively painless.

More videos from the interview with Dr. Rundback of the NJ Endovascular and Amputation Prevention as he discusses symptoms of uterine fibroids and treatment options:

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