Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) is a minimally invasive procedure that alleviates fibroid symptoms by decreasing their size in a safe and effective way. UFE works by blocking blood flow to the fibroids, causing them to shrink and symptoms to be remedied. During a UFE procedure, a small “pinhole” incision is made in the groin or wrist area and a tiny catheter is inserted into the blood vessels surrounding the fibroids. Tiny particles pass through the catheter and into the artery, blocking off blood supply to the fibroid(s).
UFE is recognized by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology as an effective, non-surgical treatment for fibroids. This approach provides women with an option other than hysterectomy and 90% of the women who have completed UFE express feeling relief from symptoms that lead to a higher quality of life.
How Will UFE Change Your Life?
UFE allows you to seek relief from uterine fibroids without the need for invasive surgery or a hysterectomy. Some benefits of UFE include:
- Over 90% patient satisfaction
- FDA Approved
- No Scarring
- Less invasive and safer than surgery
- Decreases heavy menstrual bleeding and pain
- Back to work and daily activities 1 week after the procedure
- No hospitalization required, you go home on the same day.
- Minimal complications, if any
- You will maintain your uterus
Am I a Candidate?
If you are currently suffering from uterine fibroids and are seeking a safe, non-surgical alternative to traditional surgery or hysterectomy, UFE may be right for you. Give us a call to schedule a free consultation at MINT today!