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What’s the difference between Uterine Fibroid Embolization and a Hysterectomy? [Dr. Donikyan]

 

What’s the difference between Uterine Fibroid Embolization and a Hysterectomy?

Uterine Fibroid Embolization is a procedure where we make a small puncture in your blood vessel. We then thread a catheter into the arteries that supply blood flow to the uterus. We inject particles to cut off that blood flow. Uterine Fibroid Embolization is a same-day procedure.

In comparison, a hysterectomy is when a surgeon makes an incision and removes the uterus. In most cases, a hysterectomy requires a hospital stay and additional recovery time at home. In addition, there are increased risks with a hysterectomy because the uterus is in such close proximity to several other organs including your bladder, other muscles, and blood vessels in the area. We generally don’t encounter these complications when we perform Uterine Fibroid Embolization.

More videos from the interview with Dr. Chris Donikyan of the Fishkill Endovascular Center as he explains the difference between Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) and Hysterectomy.

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