Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)

If you have been diagnosed with uterine fibroids, uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) may be an option to help relieve symptoms. UFE, also known as uterine artery embolization, is a non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure used to treat fibroids. UFE is recognized by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology as a safe and effective treatment for fibroids and offers women a dramatic improvement in their symptoms. The procedure decreases the size and softens uterine fibroids. UFE is often a same-day procedure and can be an alternative to traditional surgical hysterectomy or myomectomy.

Benefits of the Procedure

  • Reduced recovery time compared to conventional surgery
  • Quick symptom relief
  • Preservation of uterus
  • Lower complication rates
  • Reduced pain and blood loss

During UFE, our interventional radiologist makes a tiny incision (about the size of the tip of a pencil) at the wrist or the groin and inserts a thin catheter into the artery. The interventional radiologist guides the catheter to the fibroid’s blood supply and releases small particles which block the blood vessels.

This results in the fibroid softening, and shrinking in size.

Preparing for Uterine Fibroid Embolization

Before the Procedure:

Patient’s may have had an MRI or ultrasound to determine if fibroids are the cause of symptoms and to adequately assess the size, number, and position of the fibroids.

Before the procedure, tell the doctor about:

  • Medications you are taking
  • Allergies
  • Whether you have had anesthesia in the past or x-ray dye and any reactions
  • Whether you take aspirin or a blood thinner
  • Any recent illnesses or medical condition
  • Any possibility of being pregnant
  • Your doctor will provide instructions for you to follow the day before your procedure and which, if any, medications you may take the morning of the procedure.

After the Procedure:

During the recovery process, you may experience some level of pelvic pain or discomfort. This is common and is most severe during the first 24 hours after the procedure. The pain will slowly go away within one week. Some women may also experience mild fatigue. However, most women recover quickly and return to normal activities within a week.

Patient Reviews

Barbara Noble
Barbara Noble
The entire staff was super,very friendly and very prompt in servicing the patients
Marlo Jackson
Marlo Jackson
When I say the staff is so friendly,they treat you like family. just had a procedure done on 3/25/22. From The front desk staff, to the operating staff. Explain all that was going to happen to days after care. Thank You for taking great care of me.
Teretha Bell
Teretha Bell
Everyone was so caring. Very polite and they made sure everything was good
Cheri Clark-Archer
Cheri Clark-Archer
This was a great experience even though the wound didn’t take forever like the first time. I would say the team is very helpful and happy to help you with anything. I hope I don’t need to come back
Natasha Oliver
Natasha Oliver
I had great results from UFE shrink fibrosis If you don’t do permanent change I will go with this procedure.
Dr. Artangela Henry
Dr. Artangela Henry
The team at 901 Vascular is second to none. The treatment plan, explanation, bedside manner and staff were all outstanding. Every team member made me feel appreciated during my visit. I would recommend their services one hundred times over. Dr. Salazar and Jennifer (Nurse Practitioner) are the best!
Rosalyn Yates
Rosalyn Yates
I had the UFE procedure. I've noticed pressure in my lower abdomen which had me constantly going to restroom is much better. Dr. JOSHI is a nice professional doctor who takes the time to explain everything. So I hope everything goes well for me since having this procedure.
cheryl smith
cheryl smith
I had a great result. They took excellent care of me!
Shametria Mcghee
Shametria Mcghee
The staff of doctors are the best. I had my surgery March 26, 2021and it helped me so much I feel great. I’m also doing good and I will recommend them to anyone.

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