If you are suffering from disruptive symptoms caused by uterine fibroids, seeking treatment could significantly improve your quality of life. In the past, women with uterine fibroids had to undergo surgery to find relief. Modern minimally invasive therapies, such as Uterine Fibroid Embolization, have lower potential risks and side effects than invasive surgical procedures. This means that this treatment is appropriate for a wider range of women who may not have opted for surgical therapies. Continue reading to learn about the unique advantages of this procedure.
- Minimal scarring: Uterine Fibroid Embolization, or UFE, is performed through a tiny incision that can be covered with a small bandage after the procedure. Recovery is fairly short and most patients are back to work after just a week’s time.
- High success rates: About 90% of patients who undergo the UFE procedure see significant improvements in their symptoms, so there is a great chance that you can benefit from this treatment as well. Even when not successful, UFE does not cause a worsening of symptoms.
- Few complications with fertility: The UFE procedure is fairly new, so complete clinical data on its effects on fertility in patients is not yet available. However, many women who have undergone this procedure at the Center for Image Guided Medicine have had healthy full-term pregnancies afterwards.
- Same day hospital discharge: UFE is a non-surgical procedure, so patients are able to be discharged on an outpatient basis. Other therapies, like hysterectomy and myomectomy, require a one night stay in the hospital after completion.
To find out if UFE is the right choice for you, schedule an appointment with the Center for Image Guided Medicine at Emory Adventist Hospital. Contact us on our website or call us at (770) 801-4634 for more information about our available fibroid therapies.