Searching for Fibroid Removal or Fibroid Surgery?
Consider Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)
Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) is a minimally invasive procedure for fibroid treatment that is over 90% effective in reducing fibroid symptoms. UFE is a safe and highly effective non-surgical treatment option for women with symptomatic uterine fibroids.
Fibroids need a healthy blood supply to survive. Instead of fibroid removal with fibroid surgery, UFE eliminates that blood supply. During UFE our experienced interventional radiologists make a tiny nick on your left wrist and insert a small catheter through this into your artery. They use X-ray guidance to locate the vessels that supply blood to your fibroids. Small particles are injected into the vessels, blocking blood flow to the fibroids, and causing them to shrink. As they shrink, you’ll notice a significant decrease in symptoms over time.
Are You Eligible for UFE?
Candidates for UFE Include Women Who
Meet the following criteria:
Benefits of UFE for Patients
Why Choose Fibroid Institute?
Founder and Medical Director Dr. Suzanne Slonim understands women who are suffering from fibroids. She founded Fibroid Institute and the
Fibroid Free movement to relieve women of painful fibroid symptoms and provide education on treatment options.
Benefits of UFE at Fibroid Institute Houston
Our clinics are 100% dedicated to fibroid treatment.
Your Fibroid Doctor
Dr. John Fischer is a board certified radiologist with a certificate of added qualification (CAQ) in interventional radiology. He has extensive training in performing minimally invasive procedures with x-ray guidance. Based on his years in practice, he is the among the top experienced UFE specialists in Houston.
He has completed over 3,500 UFE procedures since 2000, including one of the first UFEs in Houston. For over 20 years, he helped train dozens of interventional radiology (IR) fellows, teaching UFE and other complex IR procedures. By performing UFE in the comfort and convenience of our fibroid clinics, Dr. Fischer is fulfilling his passion to help women live fibroid free without major surgery.
Dr. Fischer supports the patient centered focus at Fibroid Institute Houston. Nothing is more important to him than doing what is best for the patient. He utilizes the latest UFE techniques, including proprietary pain control protocols, and tailors them to each individual patient.
Find out why so many women turn to Dr. Fischer, with the Fibroid Institute Houston team, for non-surgical uterine fibroid treatment in the Houston area and all of South Texas.
“Knowledge is power. It is imperative that patients educate themselves about all available options and understand the advantages, disadvantages, and potential benefits/risks of each. As a physician, I believe one of my primary responsibilities, besides being a healer, is as an educator. Thankfully, many patients have more than one option and informed patients can confidently choose the option best for them.”