Uterine Fibroid (Artery) Embolization
Uterine Fibroids Treatment
Uterine fibroids or fibroid tumors also known as Myomas are benign (non-cancerous) growths that arise from the muscular wall of the uterus. If you have been diagnosed with fibroids, your doctor may recommend a procedure known as uterine fibroid embolization (UFE).
Types of Uterine Fibroids include:
- Subserosal Fibroids – They develop on the outside covering of the uterus. Usually they will not affect a woman’s menstrual flow can cause pressure, pelvic pain and back pain.
- Intramural Fibroids – They develop within the uterus and are the most common fibroids to occur in women. They can cause heavier menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, back pain and pressure which is a common symptom in women.
- Submucosal Fibroids – They develop under the lining of the uterus. These type of fibroids are not as common but are known to be the most problematic. They can cause a very heavy menstrual flow, and extended periods.
Uterine Fibroid Embolization Treatment
Uterine fibroid embolization, is a minimally invasive treatment for fibroid tumors of the uterus. This Uterine Fibroids treatment is also known as uterine artery embolization (UAE). The procedure is done by a radiologist, where a thin flexible tool is inserted into a blood vessel in the upper thigh and finally blocking the blood flow to fibroids in the uterus.
What Are the Benefits of a Uterine Fibroid Procedure:
- It is a less invasive way to remove individual uterine fibroids
- Done with local anesthesia instead of general anesthesia
- Recovery time is much less than patients who undergo surgery to treat fibroids.
- A surgical incision is not needed
Contact Our Doctor Today
We are devoted to providing a full range of gynecology services. If you would like to make an appointment for a uterine fibroids treatment with one of our doctors at Pavilion for Women’s Health and Wellness, call us at (786) 615-6123.
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