- December 15, 2020
- Posted by: AmericanEndovascular
- Categories: Endovascular Treatment, Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)
UFE is a procedure that deprives the fibroids of their blood supply. Without blood, the fibroids will stop bleeding and shrink. UFE is clinically proven to reduce the size and symptoms of fibroids.
Using direct image guidance, an American Endovascular affiliated Interventional Radiologist (IR) inserts a thin catheter into the artery at the top of your thigh or your arm and guides it to the uterine artery. The physicians inject tiny particles—the size of a grain of sand—in a controlled manner, directly into the small blood vessels that “feed” the fibroids. The particles block the blood flow, causing the fibroids to shrink. Dr. Abadir explains how Uterine Fibroid Embolization treats uterine fibroids.
- Who is most at risk for developing uterine fibroids?
- When should you have a consultation for UFE if you have uterine fibroids?
- How does Uterine Fibroid Embolization treat uterine fibroids?
- Why should a patient consider having UFE at an outpatient center?
- What happens to fibroids after embolization?
- What is the difference between the recovery of UFE and a hysterectomy?