Uterine fibroid embolization

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A Safer, Less Invasive Alternative to Hysterectomy

Uterine fibroid embolization is a minimally invasive alternative to hysterectomy or myomectomy. In this procedure, our physician inserts a catheter into an artery in the groin and advances towards the blood vessels that supply the fibroid tumor. These vessels are embolized (blocked) using tiny beads, which ultimately reduces the size of the fibroid tumors.

Who is a candidate?

  • Anyone with low blood count (anemia) from uterine bleeding
  • Fullness or pain the pelvis
  • An enlarged uterus
  • Pain behind legs or pain during intercourse.

Results of Uterine Fibroid Embolization:

  • Outpatient procedure done under twilight sedation
  • Clinical results show significant improvement in 85% of patients
  • Risks include: vaginal bleeding or discharge, pain or cramps, and/or mild nausea

We'd love to help

If you feel that you may qualify for this procedure, please call us to arrange a consultation. We will work directly with your doctor to help determine if Uterine fibroid embolization is right for you. To schedule your consultation, please BOOK ONLINE or call (847) 903-2001.

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