Is UFE right for me?

You may be a candidate for uterine fibroid embolization if you are experiencing the symptoms of uterine fibroids such as heavy menstruation, painful cramping, and urinary incontinence. We invite you to contact us for more information.

We have a dedicated team to assist women with fibroids. From the first phone call to the consultation and throughout the procedure and follow-up care. 

If so, we invite you to watch a recent webinar from Dr. Sharjeel Sabir, M.D. at Precision Therapy at Imaging Healthcare Specialist on Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE).

The following topics are highlighted:

  • Dr. Sabir shares his experiences about this innovative treatment option.
  • Learn about the benefits of UFE, including reduced pain and recovery time, and how it compares to other fibroid treatments.
  • Why a hysterectomy is not your only choice for treating fibroids.

How is UFE performed?

During the UFE procedure, the interventional radiologist uses imaging guidance to thread a small catheter through the body to the site of the blood vessel feeding the fibroids. The vessel is then blocked, causing the fibroids to shrink and reduce the symptoms they are causing. The procedure is performed in less than an hour, requires only a small nick in the skin, and patients can return home within 24 hours.

If you’re suffering from the symptoms of uterine fibroids, you may not need a hysterectomy. Call us at 858-544-6782 to learn more.

Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) is a minimally invasive alternative to hysterectomy for treating the debilitating symptoms of uterine fibroids, such as pelvic cramping, heavy menstruation and more.

You’ll find there are many advantages to choosing IHS for UFE, including:

  • Outpatient Setting. You don’t have to visit a hospital for the UFE procedure. It is performed in a conveniently located, comfortable and relaxed outpatient setting.
  • Experienced. Our interventional radiologists are among the most highly trained and educated doctors practicing medicine today, and we perform minimally invasive procedures regularly.
  • Patient-focused. Our team approach means that you can be confident that we will work closely with your doctor and you to help you understand your treatment options, assist with insurance questions, provide the best possible patient experience and follow up with you regularly to ensure your results are meeting your expectations.

Call today to learn more about UFE treatment at 858-544-6782.

Here are some of the most commonly-asked questions regarding
Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE).

UFE is a minimally invasive procedure that involves blocking the blood supply to fibroids in the uterus, causing them to shrink and eventually die.

During UFE, a radiologist inserts a small catheter through a tiny incision in the wrist or groin and guides it to the arteries that supply blood to the fibroid. Small particles are then injected through the catheter to block blood flow to the fibroids.

UFE is a safe and effective method for treating uterine fibroids. It is minimally invasive, has a shorter recovery time than surgery, and does not require general anesthesia.

As with any medical procedure, there are risks associated with UFE. These include bleeding, infection, and damage to other organs or tissues.

The procedure typically takes between one and two hours to complete.

Most women can return to normal activities within a week of the procedure. Full recovery can take up to two weeks.

UFE does not usually affect fertility, but it is important to discuss your individual circumstances with your doctor.

UFE has a success rate of around 90% in reducing symptoms of uterine fibroids, such as heavy bleeding and pelvic pain.

Fibroids may regrow after UFE, but the chances of this happening are low. Most women experience significant long-term relief from their symptoms.

UFE is typically covered by insurance, but it is important to check with your provider to confirm coverage and any associated costs.

Contact Imaging Healthcare Specialists

Imaging Healthcare Specialists has interventional radiologists for Uterine Fibroid Embolization at our San Diego location.
Please call (858) 544-6782 today to schedule.

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