Uterine Fibroids Treatment in Forest Hills, NY — Queens Boulevard
The USA Fibroid Centers team specializes in the treatment of uterine fibroids in Forest Hills, NY and beyond. We support women dealing with fibroid symptoms by providing a clear diagnosis and a minimally-invasive care option. Let us help you find a treatment option that suits your needs. Our interventional radiologists put their patients’ comfort and care above all else.
Virtually Non-Invasive Fibroid Treatment in Forest Hills
According to the Society of Interventional Radiology, 44% of women in the U.S. are unaware of their non-surgical fibroid treatment options. At USA Fibroid Centers, we want to provide our patients with an option that fits their schedule, budget, and lifestyle. We understand how frustrating and worrisome it is to only be given a few options. In 2019, over 200,000 hysterectomies are still being performed each year, with a majority considered medically unnecessary. We provide Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE), a non-surgical, outpatient procedure for the treatment of uterine fibroids. Because of its minimally invasive approach, UFE has a shorter recovery period than a hysterectomy or myomectomy. Not only is recovery quicker, but UFE also allows your uterus to remain intact, giving women who want the ability to expand their family in the future.
Do I Have Uterine Fibroids?
While 33% of women develop fibroids during their childbearing years, many of them don’t realize they have fibroids. In some cases, a woman has no symptoms from her fibroids. When fibroids cause issues, they can result in symptoms such as:
- Heavy, prolonged periods that last more than 10 days a month
- Pain during intercourse
- Pressure or pain in the back, legs, or pelvis
- Frequent urination
- Constipation or bloating
A doctor can diagnose your condition and let you know if you have fibroids. Since every woman has a different experience, you may have some or all of the symptoms listed above. Our specialists will help you determine what causes your health issues and discuss your options.
How is UFE Preformed?
Before your UFE procedure, your specialist will give you a light sedative and numb your incision area so you feel more comfortable. During UFE, your doctor makes a small incision and inserts a catheter that will transport particles to the fibroids. We’ll locate your fibroids using ultrasound in a non-invasive process known as fibroid mapping. The particles will block your fibroids’ blood supply, shrinking them and relieving your symptoms.
What Can I Expect When I Choose UFE?
Before you choose UFE, you will have an initial consultation with one of our doctors. If you have MRI and ultrasound results from another provider, you should bring them with you. Your specialist can also conduct an ultrasound during your initial appointment. Our interventional radiologists will work with you to determine the next steps and explore all of your treatment options.
If you decide to get UFE, you will then schedule an appointment for the procedure. As an outpatient treatment, UFE allows you to go home the same day you receive it. You will need someone to help transport you home after your appointment, but most patients recover within a week or two. Your doctor will let you know what recovery time to expect.
Make an Appointment at Our Uterine Fibroid Treatment Center in Forest Hills, NY
Located in the heart of Queens, our Queens Boulevard location in Forest Hills accepts patients from all five boroughs. You may schedule an appointment at this office or find one in your part of the city. We welcome you to schedule an appointment online to begin the journey to relief.