Uterine fibroids – now there’s an easier way!
This couple didn’t stop when it came to finding a solution to Jennifer’s painful uterine fibroids. Here’s a portion of their story, and you can read the entire blog post on her
What a pain. Even though uterine fibroid tumors are benign, they are a pain. Literally. Plus, the impact on a woman’s life can be significant. Besides pain, pressure,
blleding and pain during sexual intercouse (just some of the symptoms), some women have chosen to have invasive surgeries or hysterectomies to rid themselves of the fibroids.
Today there is a new option. If right for you, it could be an easier way to solve the problem of uterine fibroids. Many women are choosing a minimally invasive procedure performed under guided imaging and performed by an interventional radiologist. The procedure is called Uterine Fibroid Embolization, or UFE.
Definite benefits. This procedure preserves the uterus, has greatly reduced recovery time when compared to a hysterectomy, is minimally invasive and has enhanced outcomes.
Minimally invasive. With a tiny cut, the interventional radiologist is able to access the uterus – the site of the fibroids —and blocking the blood flow to the fibroids. This causes them to shrink. The procedure is approximately 90% successful at alleviating the painful and annoying symptoms often associated with fibroids. Plus, your interventional radiologist will work closely with your OB/GYN and-or your primary doctor.