UFE: A Non-Surgical Alternative
Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) is a minimally invasive procedure in which an interventional radiologist inserts a small catheter into an artery and advances it to the location of the targeted area. Small particles are then injected to block blood flow to the fibroids, causing them to shrink. UFE is considered a safe and highly effective non-surgical treatment option for women with symptomatic uterine fibroids.
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Who is a Candidate?
Your patients’ personal wishes and medical, surgical and reproductive history can all play a role in the decision-making process for Uterine Fibroid Embolization.
Candidates for UFE
- Have symptomatic fibroids
- Have adenomyosis
- Want to avoid a hysterectomy
- Desire to avoid all surgery
- Refuse blood products
- Poor surgical candidates
- Technically-challenging cases
Indications for UFE
- Symptomatic fibroids
- Unsuitability for other treatments
- Pre-myomectomy – surgery within 5 days of UFE to minimize blood loss and maximize technical ease
- Pre-hysterectomy – surgery within 5 days for minimum blood loss. Delay surgery 3-6 months to shrink fibroids