If you are suffering from uterine fibroids, you’re not alone. Uterine fibroids are an extremely common medical condition affecting millions of women throughout the US. Without the proper fibroid treatment, uterine fibroids can cause pain, excessive bleeding, and many other symptoms, leading many women to think they need a hysterectomy. At Houston VIR, we offer a minimally-invasive alternative treatment to hysterectomy surgery that effectively shrinks fibroids.
Safe Non-Surgical Hysterectomy Alternative
Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a far less invasive method of treating fibroids and has been a safe and effective non-surgical treatment option for over 15 years. If you have uterine fibroids and have been told that you need a hysterectomy, you may be a good candidate for a Uterine Fibroid Embolization. Learn about the types of uterine fibroids and read more to find out if UFE is the right treatment option for you.
What is Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)?
Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) is a minimally-invasive procedure that safely and effectively shrinks fibroids and eliminates their symptoms. Through a small incision in the groin area, Dr. Doe uses a tiny catheter to enter the blood vessels that feed the fibroids. Tiny particles are then sent through the catheter. These tiny particles effectively block the blood flow to the fibroids and cause the fibroids to shrink, eliminating your symptoms.
What are the Benefits of UFE Fibroid Treatment over Surgery?
You no longer need a surgery or total hysterectomy in order to experience relief from fibroids. Know all the facts before you choose a hysterectomy or other forms of surgery. Below are some of the many benefits of Uterine Fibroid Embolization.
- Eliminates the need for surgery
- Less invasive and safer than surgery
- Decreases heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, and the size and quantity of fibroids
- Back to work and daily activities in 1 week
- Outpatient procedure vs. hospitalization
- Short procedure (1-2 hours)
- Shorter recovery time (1 week vs. 5-6 weeks)
- Fewer complications, if any
- A safer procedure than surgery
- Allows you to maintain your uterus
Frequently Asked Questions
For more information about Uterine Fibroid Embolization, see a list of our frequently asked questions.
The Houston VIR Uterine Fibroid Experience
Having a medical procedure can be stressful. We are here to help guide you every step of the way. Learn more about what to expect during your UFE Experience atHouston VIR.
What are Fibroids?
Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that grow inside the muscle tissue of the uterus. When fibroids increase in size and number, they can cause problems for women, such as heavy bleeding and pelvic pain.
Why Choose Houston VIR
At Houston VIR, Dr. Doe and his expert staff are dedicated to caring for women suffering with fibroids. Committed to quality care administered in a minimally-invasive manner, our uterine fibroid embolization procedure is performed under sedation. Our patients are relaxed and comfortable throughout the entire procedure in our fully credentialed and state-of-the-art facility designed specifically for the treatment of fibroids.
Dr. Doe has extensive experience performing uterine fibroid embolization. Trained by one of the leading uterineibroid embolization experts in the United States, Dr. Doe is one of has performed more uterine fibroid embolizations than many have in their entire careers.
Contact Houston VIR to see if UFE is right for you. Call (713) 955-1707 today!