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Fibroid Treatment in Georgia
If you’re struggling with uterine fibroids symptoms, you may feel like debilitating pain, a diminished sex life, heavy menstrual bleeding, and low energy levels have become part of your daily life. The good news is that there’s a minimally invasive fibroid treatment in Georgia available. Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) — an effective, low-risk, non-surgical procedure — can help you get back to normal activity levels.
A uterine fibroid, also known as a leiomyoma, is a common type of non-cancerous tumor that can appear in or on the uterus. Fibroids may grow as a single tumor, or as multiple ones. They range in size from that of a tiny seed to as large as a melon — with the largest ones weighing over twenty pounds. Although uterine fibroids do not spread to other regions of the body, they do have the potential to harm surrounding organs, negatively impact fertility, and cause unwanted symptoms.
There are four types of uterine fibroids, classified by location within the uterus:
The type, size, location, and number of fibroids present can affect which symptoms present, as well as the severity. Although not everyone with fibroids experiences symptoms, possible symptoms of fibroids include:
- Heavy or prolonged menstruation
- Anemia-induced fatigue
- Pelvic or lower back pain
- Protruding abdomen or belly
- Frequent urination
- Painful sexual intercourse
- Severe cramps or pelvic pressure
The majority of women will be affected by uterine fibroids by the time they reach age 50. Despite the prevalence of uterine fibroids, only about half of women believe they are at risk. Although there is a range of available fibroid treatment in Georgia, many patients believe that hysterectomy, the complete surgical removal of the uterus, is the only treatment option. Our experts at USA Fibroid Centers want you to know about the unique, effective, non-surgical treatment option that can preserve your uterus and ovaries, eliminate symptoms, and quickly get you back to living life to its fullest.
If you are finding that your symptoms interfere with your career, sex life, self-esteem, or social interactions, we can help. For fibroid treatment in Georgia, contact USA Fibroid Centers. Instead of undergoing major surgery like hysterectomy or myomectomy, make an appointment today to find out if you are a candidate for Uterine Fibroid Embolization.
Non-surgical Georgia uterine fibroids treatment
According to a recent report by the Society of Interventional Radiology, most have never heard of Uterine Fibroid Embolization, and many think hysterectomy is the only option for treating fibroids. At USA Fibroid Centers, our Georgia fibroid specialists want you to know that there are less invasive, non-surgical treatments available.
We are trusted experts for Georgia fibroid treatment. Uterine Fibroid Embolization is performed by our highly qualified fibroid specialists in state-of-the-art facilities. Our knowledgeable staff and experienced interventional radiologists will guide you every step of the way through treatment, recovery, and beyond.
The UFE procedure takes between 30 and 45 minutes. It does not require general anaesthesia, although it is performed under light sedation so you’ll be comfortable and calm throughout. During UFE:
- Through a small incision in the skin of the upper thigh, a catheter is guided via ultrasound imaging to the vessels leading to the fibroids.
- Small particles are injected through the catheter to block the blood flow leading to the fibroids.
- Once blood flow is cut off, the fibroids should shrink and disappear.
- Your incision requires no stitches, only a small bandage.
You should be able to return to your normal, daily activities within one to two weeks. Your ovaries and uterus remain intact, and this treatment is low-risk compared to hysterectomy and myomectomy procedures.
If you are interested in learning more about Uterine Fibroid Embolization, we recommend making an appointment to meet with one of our fibroid specialists. Our non-surgical, outpatient fibroid treatment can bring quick and significant relief for symptoms impacting your normal life. In Georgia, fibroid treatments at USA Fibroid Centers are performed with skill, cutting-edge technology, and the highest level of patient care.
After Uterine Fibroid Embolization, patients typically report:
- Shorter, lighter periods, lasting between 5-7 days
- Less constipation and bloating
- Decreased pain during intercourse
- No pelvic pressure or pain
- Normal frequency of urination
- No protruding belly or abdomen
- Buying and using less feminine hygiene products
- Taking less over-the-counter pain medications to manage pelvic pain or cramps
After treatment, there will no longer be any need to cancel social plans or avoid work responsibilities due to painful, unpleasant, or inconvenient symptoms.
Looking for a Georgia Fibroid Specialist?
As America’s number-one fibroid treatment experts, USA Fibroid Centers has dozens of clinics across the country. Our two offices for Georgia uterine fibroids treatment are located just outside Atlanta. Visit our Decatur office along Winn Way and just off Rt 78 Scott Boulevard. We’re in the same medical complex as the Emory Decatur Hospital. Find us in Marietta on East Piedmont Road in the Piedmont Commons Shopping Center. For detailed directions, use our online mapping tools. Both treatment centers accept patients from cities throughout Georgia and beyond.