Why UFE?

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.


More About UFE

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
  • Adenomyosis
  • 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

Benefits and Highlights of UFE

Doctor fibroids Benefits of UFE No incision
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Doctor fibroids Benefits of UFE Recovery
Doctor fibroids Benefits of UFE No surgery
Doctor fibroids Benefits of UFE Pregnancy
Doctor fibroids Benefits of UFE Success

Refer a Patient for UFE with Suzanne Slonim, MD

At Fibroid Institute Dallas, our goal is to provide the best care and experience for your referred patients. Easily refer a patient with this online form.

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