Fibroid Treatment in Downtown Chicago
If you are experiencing fibroid symptoms such as heavy periods, low energy levels, pelvic pain or pressure, or frequent urination, it’s a good idea to visit a doctor in downtown Chicago. Although uterine fibroids impact 70-80% of women by age 50, over half don’t realize they are at risk for these common, non-cancerous tumors. If diagnosed, we want you to be aware of an innovative, non-surgical treatment called Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) that can preserve your uterus, quickly alleviate your symptoms, and get you back to living life to its fullest.
While there are other fibroid treatments in downtown Chicago available, many fibroid sufferers incorrectly believe that hysterectomy –– the complete surgical removal of the uterus –– is the only solution.
Uterine fibroids –– a type of benign growth that develops in or on the uterus –– are not usually considered dangerous. However, they can potentially cause harm to surrounding organs and, in some cases, impact fertility. Individuals can develop a single fibroid or multiple growths, with sizes ranging from a tiny pea to weighing more than 20 pounds. The type, size, location, and number of fibroids impact which symptoms are involved, as well as their severity.
Common symptoms of fibroids include:
- Heavy or prolonged menstruation
- Anemia-induced fatigue
- Pelvic or lower back pain
- Stomach bloating
- Frequent urination
- Painful sexual intercourse
- Severe cramps or pelvic pressure
- Some never experience symptoms at all
We recommend seeking treatment when fibroid symptoms interfere with your career, sex life, self-esteem, or social interactions. Schedule an appointment at our Chicago fibroid clinic to experience our state-of-the-art facilities located in the south loop of Chicago.
Our Chicago Fibroid Clinic Provides Uterine Fibroid Treatment
Patients are often not informed of all available treatment options. As a result, they may avoid treatment altogether. We want you to know that compared to a hysterectomy, Uterine Fibroid Embolization is a less invasive, lower-risk, non-surgical treatment that leaves your uterus and ovaries intact. At our Chicago fibroid clinic on Congress Parkway, we have specialized interventional radiologists perform UFE procedures at our state-of-the-art facilities.
Unlike other fibroid removal techniques, UFE:
- Takes between 30 and 45 minutes
- Locates fibroids using an advanced ultrasound method called fibroid mapping
- Uses light sedation instead of general anesthesia
- Involves only a small incision in your upper thigh
- Doesn’t require stitches
- Offers a short recovery time, with most women returning to normal activities within one to two weeks
During the procedure, our fibroid specialists in Chicago inject embolic material through a tiny catheter into the uterine artery to block blood flow to the fibroids. Once cut off from blood flow and nutrients, the fibroid(s) shrink and eventually die. The injected material remains permanently in the blood vessels at the fibroid site, making it unlikely that the fibroid will regrow to become problematic again in the future. After UFE, you will go home with only a small bandage on your incision.
Looking for a Fibroid Specialist in Chicago?
As the #1 fibroid treatment expert in the country, we offer dozens of conveniently located USA Fibroid Centers. The primary goal of our knowledgeable fibroid specialists in downtown Chicago is to avoid any unnecessary fibroid surgery while helping our patients take back control of their lives.
How to Get to Our Congress Parkway Location In South Loop
Our Chicago fibroid clinic on Congress Parkway is in the south loop of Chicago. The clinic is near Columbia College Chicago and just five blocks west of Grant Park. Look for us on the south side of West Congress Parkway, between South Clark and South State Streets and kitty-corner from the Harold Washington Library Center. If you’re taking public transport, we’re easily accessible via the Brown/Orange/Pink/Purple Loop station stop at Harold Washington Library-State/Van Buren, and via the red line nearby at the Harrison station stop.
Book Your Fibroid Treatment at Our Congress Parkway Location
If uterine fibroid symptoms are negatively impacting your daily life, there’s relief in sight. USA Fibroid Centers can help you rediscover carefree days without painful, uncomfortable, unpredictable fibroid symptoms. If you want to consult with one of our top specialists for uterine fibroid embolization in Chicago, use our convenient online scheduling form to book an appointment.