Uterine Fibroid Embolization
A nonsurgical, uterus-sparing treatment for symptomatic uterine fibroids.
Who should consider UFE?
- Women who want a nonsurgical treatment for uterine fibroids that cause symptoms such as:
- Menorrhagia, heavy bleeding
- Urinary frequency and urgency
- Women who want an alternative to hysterectomy for fibroids
- Women who can’t have surgery due to medical reasons, including not able to receive blood products
- Women who need to minimize time away from work or family while being treated
- Women who are not planning to become pregnant
- Women who are unable to become pregnant due to uterine fibroids
How does UFE work?
- UFE blocks blood flow to the arteries that feed fibroids, treating all fibroids at once
- Over time, as the fibroids regress, symptoms improve
What can I expect?
- UFE is a minimally invasive endovascular procedure done in an overnight visit to the hospital.
- There are no large incisions or scarring.
- At Summit IR, we perform UFE utilizing special techniques to maximize comfort during and after the procedure so you can return home and to normal activities quickly
- UFE has a 90% success rate for significant or complete resolution of symptoms
Please contact the Summit Radiology Interventional Clinic today if you are interested in learning more about uterine fibroid embolization.
Phone: (260) 702-8229
- Long-term risk of fibroid recurrence after laparoscopic myomectomy (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25016181)
- Minimally invasive uterine fibroid treatment safer and as effective as surgical treatment (https://www.sirweb.org/media-and-pubs/media/news-release-archive/sir-2019-ufe-032519/)
- Uterine Fibroid Embolization Helps Restore Fertility (https://press.rsna.org/timssnet/media/pressreleases/14_pr_target.cfm?ID=1951)
- Minimally invasive, less expensive treatment for uterine fibroids underutilized (https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170306092746.htm)
- Uterine Artery Embolization: A Treatment Option for Symptomatic Fibroids in Postmenopausal Women (https://www.jvir.org/article/S1051-0443(06)00782-2/fulltext)
- Uterine Artery Embolization in Patients with a Large Fibroid Burden: Long-Term Clinical and MR Follow-up (https://www.researchgate.net/publication/40908917_Uterine_Artery_Embolization_in_Patients_with_a_Large_Fibroid_Burden_Long-Term_Clinical_and_MR_Follow-up)
- Cost and Distribution of Hysterectomy and Uterine Artery Embolization in the United States: Regional/Rural/Urban Disparities (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29099026/)
- Nonsurgical fibroid treatment: Research shows improved sexual desire, function (https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/04/160403152103.htm)
- Fibroid Institute of Texas (fibroidfree.com)