Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)
Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE), also referred to as Uterine Artery Embolization (UAE), is a minimally invasive, non-surgical, outpatient procedure for the treatment of fibroids. This procedure has been performed for many years, but because most Gynecologists aren't trained to perform it, they often don't recommend it!
If you have fibroids, and haven't been offered UFE, you MUST see our center. Everyday in our medical practice, we perform this procedure, and women LOVE the results. UFE can be a perfect option for women like you who are suffering from heavy bleeding, or pelvic pain, pressure and cramping. You don't have to loose your uterus, and you don't have to undergo a complicated surgical procedure.
As discussed below, the procedure involves stopping the blood flow into the fibroids, which in turn causes them to shrink and to stop bleeding. Most women see results almost immediately. If you're still not convinced this could be for you, be sure to download our free eBook, or schedule a free phone consultation by clicking the 'Schedule Appointment' button to the left. We're here to help you take back control of your life!
Previously, women needed to have the uterus removed to treat symptomatic fibroids. With the uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) procedure, women can keep their uterus and ovaries but still treat the pain and bleeding associated with fibroid disease. During the embolization procedure, a small catheter is placed into the arteries which supply blood to the fibroids. Small particles are delivered into the artery to stop the blood flow into the fibroid.
Once the blood flow is stopped into your fibroids, they can't bleed! And over the following weeks, the fibroids will shrink in size. Most women feel years younger after the procedure, with more energy, less pain and bloating, and of course, less bleeding!
The one hour procedure is done within our center. Patients will recover for several hours then be discharged to the comfort of their home. No overnight hospitalizations and long rehabilitation is required. Patients are encouraged to return to normal activity as soon as the next day.
It's no wonder that more and more women are choosing to keep their uterus, avoid long recovery associated with surgery, and have this out-patient, non-surgical option.
Patient to Patient Education
If you're still not sure if UFE could be for you, be sure to watch our past patients discuss how it completely changed their life. They're living fibroid free!
Although basic hysterectomy is still an important option for some patients, every women should be seen at a center which can perform advanced fibroid treatments. Few other centers in the country provide the diversity and convenience of The Fibroid Treatment Center. Before you decide to undergo hysterectomy, be sure to schedule your visit with us!
3-D UFE Animation Video
Dr. Harris narrates a very helpful 3-D animation of a Uterine Fibroid Embolization procedure. As you will see, there are no big cuts, no big scars, and no long recovery.
About UFE Video
Watch Dr. Harris as he discussed everything you need to know about uterine fibroid embolization in the short video below. If you still want more information, be sure to download our free eBook.