Non-Invasive Fibroid Surgery
If you’re experiencing heavy, painful periods or chronic pain from your fibroids, it’s time to find a treatment option. While you can try fibroid removal surgery, there’s another non-invasive uterine fibroid surgery that will eliminate your symptoms and shrink your fibroids. Whether you’ve had fibroids for a day or years, USA Fibroid Centers can help by providing this treatment.
Fibroid Removal Surgery
You’ll find that you have two main options when it comes to fibroid removal surgery — a hysterectomy or a myomectomy. It’s vital to know the difference between the two, understand the risks associated with both, and figure out if you’re a good candidate for surgery.
A surgeon will perform a hysterectomy through the vagina, a large incision in the abdomen, or laparoscopy. You can either have a total hysterectomy, a supracervical hysterectomy, or a radical hysterectomy. During the procedure, the surgeon will remove your fibroids by removing your entire uterus. The great part about a hysterectomy is that your fibroids can’t come back, but this procedure has the longest recovery time and poses the highest surgical risk. In addition, you won’t be able to get pregnant after it’s complete.
On the other hand, a myomectomy removes your fibroids but keeps your uterus in place. A surgeon will perform a myomectomy through a large incision in the abdomen, through laparoscopy, or through hysteroscopy where the fibroids are removed through your vagina and cervix. The advantage of this fibroid removal surgery is that you can still have children. However, the fibroids can regrow, and it’s possible that they won’t all get removed during the procedure.
Uterine and Abdominal Fibroid Non-Invasive Surgery
If you’re looking for a non-surgical fibroid treatment, Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) might be the answer. UFE is an outpatient procedure that takes only 30 to 45 minutes.
During the procedure, an interventional radiologist will give you a light sedative, then locate where your fibroids are through an ultrasound. Then, a medical team will make a small incision in your upper thigh and insert a tiny catheter. The catheter will go into the uterine artery that supplies blood to your fibroids and insert small particles that block the blood flow. Once the fibroids don’t get blood, they’ll shrink.
This non-invasive uterine fibroid surgery is a great alternative to a hysterectomy or myomectomy. It keeps the uterus in place while still shrinking your fibroids. It also includes minimal recovery time and minimal risk. Most women can get back to their normal activities in a few days and experience a full recovery in one to two weeks. There are no stitches or scarring either — only a small bandage on the incision on your thigh.
Contact USA Fibroid Centers Today
You don’t need to go through your life simply dealing with your uterine fibroids. There’s hope for a brighter tomorrow with UFE. If you want to learn more about UFE and how it can help you, contact USA Fibroid Centers today. We’ll gladly help you get back to your normal life.