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About the Procedure

Our physicians offer women with uterine fibroids an alternative treatment option to surgery. During UFE, our team of experienced interventional radiologists uses X-ray imaging to guide a catheter into the uterine arteries. Tiny particles are then injected through the catheter into the arteries feeding of the fibroids, which causes them to shrink and ultimately die.

UFE has been performed on tens of thousands of women worldwide since 1994 and has been clinically proven to be highly successful in reducing the major symptoms of uterine fibroids. In fact, the outpatient procedure lasts about an hour and most women can return to their daily routine within two weeks.

UFE is effective and works best with a team effort. The minimally invasive procedure has a clinical success rate related to bleeding and other symptoms of about 85 percent to 95 percent.

Candidates for UFE

Ideal candidates include women who:

  • Have symptomatic uterine fibroids
  • Have not responded to medical therapy
  • Want to keep their uterus
  • Do not want surgery
  • Want to minimize recovery time
  • May not be good candidates for surgery

“I had already told some ladies about the program and how it helped me. I went there and realized that you no longer had to have a hysterectomy. It was also a shorter hospital stay and fewer complications — sounded great.”

– Margaret | Read more