Uterine fibroids are an overgrowth of muscular and fibrous tissues, typically developing in the walls of the uterus. These benign tumors are also known as uterine myomas
At USA Fibroid Centers we use the gold standard in non-surgical fibroid treatment called Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE).
The treatment is performed as an outpatient procedure. First, our medical team makes sure you are comfortable and then our interventional radiologists will give you a light sedative to help you relax.
With the help of our advanced ultrasound the fibroid/fibroids are located, this is called fibroid mapping
. After numbing the upper thigh, a tiny catheter (eg; thin tube) is inserted through a very small incision. Using the ultrasound as a guide, this catheter is threaded in to the uterine artery that supplies blood to the fibroid. Small particles will flow through the catheter, and block the arteries
and blood flow, this causes the fibroid to shrink.
Then the catheter is removed. The incision on the thigh is so small, stitches are not required. You leave with a small bandage placed over the incision. The procedure takes approximately 30-45 minutes.
Recovery Time: Majority women completely recover in 1-2 weeks