If you suffer from:
- Overly heavy, prolonged or painful periods
- Spotting or bleeding between periods
- Pelvic pressure or pain
- Frequent urination or feeling of urgency
- Difficulty emptying the bladder
- Low back pain/leg pain
- Unexplained anemia (low red blood cell count)
You could have uterine fibroids, benign (non-cancerous) tumors in the uterus. Previously, uterine fibroids were treated with hysterectomy. Now, this condition can be treated by Uterine Fibroid Embolization.
What is Uterine Fibroid Embolization?
Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) is a minimally-invasive procedure in which a catheter deposits tiny particles into the arteries that supply blood to the fibroids. These particles cut off the blood supply to the fibroids, which then soften and shrink. This same-day procedure offers a host of benefits over traditional surgery, such as less pain and blood loss, a shorter recovery time, fewer complications, faster symptom relief, and preservation of the uterus.
Who performs UFE?
Our vascular and interventional radiologists perform UFE. These board-certified, highly-trained experts are committed to providing the most innovative, effective non-surgical treatments to deliver the highest level of care.
Your health. Our focus.
Learn more about UFE and how the region’s largest, oldest and most respected radiology group has one focus: your health and well-being.
Garrett Schroeder, M.D.
Benjamin English, M.D.
Registered Radiologist Assistant