Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)
Fibroid Patients Prefer UFE
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UFE Is a Patient Preferred Procedure
Our patients prefer the Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) treatment. It cuts off the blood supply to the fibroids and avoids the unnecessary removal of the uterus. The procedure is performed in our office, and the patients can go home the same day. After the UFE, the patient has a small bandage on the wrist to cover the small puncture site. This is in stark contrast to traditional fibroid surgery that requires stitches or staples to close a large incision or multiple small incisions on the abdomen. Surgery has a bigger risk of scarring and infection, not to mention the longer recovery times and expensive hospital stays.
Before The Ufe Procedure
Before the Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) procedure begins some patients naturally get a little nervous. Just dealing with fibroid symptoms like heavy bleeding can be exhausting. Plus, never having gone through a process like UFE before can seem a little scary. Patients prefer UFE because they soon discover the treatment is quick, the recovery is manageable, and their fibroid symptoms get better. All without a big surgery.
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Uterine Fibroid Embolization is performed by making a tiny puncture into the blood vessel in the wrist or at the top of the leg. A tiny thin flexible tube is then inserted and directed through the blood vessels that directly supply blood to each fibroid. Those vessels are then blocked from the inside, cutting off the flow of fresh blood to the fibroids. As a result, the fibroids quickly die and begin to shrink relieving the patient of the symptoms.
No matter how many or how big they are, all the fibroids in the uterus are supplied by two blood vessels. That means if we block the blood flowing through both of those vessels, it will cut off the blood supply to every fibroid in the uterus. They will all die and shrink. This is one of the best features of UFE. It treats all the fibroids at one time. With myomectomy, it may not be possible to get all the fibroids out of the uterus. But with UFE, every fibroid will be treated.
When the fibroids in the uterus are killed with UFE, a woman’s symptoms are resolved 90% of the time. When the fibroids die, they stop drawing all that extra blood flow to the uterus. UFE takes care of the heavy bleeding, pain, cramping, back pain, urinary frequency, constipation, and the other symptoms caused by the fibroids. It just works.
After the UFE procedure, most women are back to work within 7 to 10 days. It’s usually a much easier recovery period than surgery.
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See and hear how UFE has improved the lives of our patients.
My doctor told me I needed a hysterectomy
Lynne was diagnosed with fibroids and had a myomectomy. After her myomectomy Lynne found that she still had fibroids so it was recommended that she get a hysterectomy. Lynne decided against a hysterectomy when she discovered that UFE was a better alternative. After her successful UFE procedure and full recovery Lynne has become an advocate for women wanting to treat their fibroids without having to endure the loss of her uterus and long recovery time associated with a hysterectomy.
I’m literally pain free
Pamela was troubled with heavy menstrual flow, but her biggest concern was the pressure symptoms she was experiencing. She had pain during and between her periods, pelvic pressure, back pain, constipation, and urinary frequency. Although it’s unusual to get results so soon after UFE, she is pain free one week after the procedure.
I should have had this done years ago
Ruby is a 46-year-old woman who has suffered terrible symptoms with her periods for years. Her flow was so heavy that she was going through two full packs of pads each cycle. With her heavy flow and severe cramping pain, she was staying home from work a day or two each month. The pelvic pressure, back pain, and frequent urination were interfering with her life. But she didn’t want to have surgery. She heard about Dr. Slonim and Uterine Fibroid Embolization on the radio.
A hysterectomy did not fit into my work life
Tamiko was seriously considering a complete hysterectomy. Due to her work, being immobilized for eight weeks was not an option for her. Hearing about the UFE procedure and Dr. Slonim transformed her outlook and offered Tamiko hope. Tamiko commented that Dr. Slonim was so easy to talk to, you feel like she’s your new best friend. The UFE procedure is a very quick process. Dr. Slonim makes the time to call and check up on how you are doing after the procedure.
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