Fibroids are a source of pain and discomfort for many women of child bearing age. Although benign these tumors can cause many challenging symptoms such as painful, prolonged and heavy menstrual periods, bleeding between periods, frequent urination, pelvic pain or pressure, bloating and constipation or pain during sexual intercourse. Heavy menstrual bleeding can also cause anemia making the patient feel tired and low in energy.
At USA Fibroid Centers we use a minimally invasive and non-surgical fibroid treatment called Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) with shorter recovery.
Let us walk you through a UFE procedure and show you ways it can change your life:
- Fibroid Diagnosis
Normally fibroids are detected during a regular pelvic exam. If you have fibroids your uterus may feel larger or irregularly shaped. But smaller fibroids in the uterus can’t be detected during a routine exam and your doctor might use ultrasound to confirm the diagnosis. Once you are diagnosed with painful fibroids your doctor may discuss different treatment options.
- Fibroid Treatment Options
There are many surgical and non-surgical treatment options for fibroids. The most common surgery performed for fibroids is called hysterectomy during which the uterus is removed. Another treatment is called Myomectomy during which the fibroid tumors are surgically removed. Other options are hormonal therapies. The recovery time and risk factors associated with surgical options are usually higher just like any surgery.
At USA Fibroid Centers we offer a minimally invasive and non-surgical fibroid treatment called Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) during which the fibroid tumor is reduced in size and the symptoms gradually disappear.
- Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)
At USA Fibroid Centers our interventional radiologists perform UFE as an outpatient procedure. During This procedure a tiny image-guided catheter is inserted into the femoral artery and tiny sand like particles are infused into the arteries that supply blood to the fibroid tumor which cause them to shrink or eventually die. Research has shown the success rate for UFE is 95% and a majority of women experience an improved quality of life after a UFE procedure.
If you are suffering from the symptoms of fibroids call (855) 615-2555 to schedule a consultation with our interventional radiologists. Treatments at USA Fibroid Centers are covered by most insurance plans.