Uterine Fibroid Embolization

uterine fibroid embolization

Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) is an alternative to a hysterectomy and a non-surgical way to preserve the uterus. This treatment blocks the blood supply to the fibroids, causing them to shrink. UFE is clinically proven to be successful in reducing the major symptoms of fibroids, including pain, excessive and prolonged bleeding, and frequent urination. It is “minimally invasive,” requiring only a small nick in the skin. The procedure lasts less than one hour, and most patients are back to work on average within 11 days.