Hysterectomy or UFE?

Do you suffer from uterine fibroids? Have you been advised by your doctor to undergo a hysterectomy to treat your fibroids? Have you considered Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) instead? Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) costs less and requires less time in the hospital compared to hysterectomy. Despite these benefits, UFE is severely underutilized in the United … Continue reading Hysterectomy or UFE?

Medical Minute: UFE to Treat Fibroids Instead of Hysterectomy

In this video below, Dr. Suzanne Slonim talks about the Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) procedure to treat Fibroids. Q: Can Using UFE to Treat Fibroids Prevent the Need for a Hysterectomy? A: UFE (Uterine Fibroid Embolization) can absolutely prevent the need for hysterectomy. The whole point of the fibroid embolization procedure is that it treats the … Continue reading Medical Minute: UFE to Treat Fibroids Instead of Hysterectomy

Uterine Fibroid Embolization

Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a procedure done by a radiologist. It blocks blood flow to fibroids in the uterus. (It is also called uterine artery embolization.) For women who are not planning a pregnancy in the future, UFE is a possible option in place of surgery for fibroids. Follow your physician’s instructions exactly about … Continue reading Uterine Fibroid Embolization