What Is UFE?
Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) is a minimally-invasive procedure that safely and effectively shrinks fibroids and alleviates their symptoms. Through a small incision in the groin area, the physician inserts a tiny catheter used to enter the blood vessels that feed the fibroids. Tiny particles are then sent through the catheter to effectively block the blood flow to the fibroids. These particles remain in the artery, causing the fibroids to shrink, eliminating your symptoms.
Over 90% of patients who undergo UFE experience relief and improvements to their overall quality of life. This effective approach is a safe alternative for women looking to avoid a hysterectomy to eliminate fibroids. Though interventional radiologists are the doctors who perform UFE, the procedure is recognized by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology as an effective fibroid treatment for women who do not wish to retain fertility.
Who Performs UFE?
Alate Health is the leading provider of UFE in Houston and the surrounding areas. One of the most experienced interventional radiologists in Houston, Dr. Doe performs more uterine fibroid embolizations on a daily basis than any other physician in the area.
Over the course of his 10 years providing UFE, Dr. Doe has changed the lives of countless women. Dr. Doe’s outcomes are outstanding due to his extensive experience and the high volume of UFEs that he performs. Additionally, being one of the most active practices in Houston has given Alate Health the experience to provide exceptional post-operative care you won’t find at other facilities.
How Will UFE Change Your Life?
You no longer need surgery or a total hysterectomy in order to experience relief from fibroids. Know the facts before you choose. Some of the many benefits of UFE are:
- Over 95% patient satisfaction
- FDA approved
- No scarring
- Less invasive and safer than surgery
- Decreases heavy menstrual bleeding & pain
- Back to work and daily activities in 1 week
- No hospitalization required
- Minimal complications, if any
- You will maintain your uterus
- Back to work and activities in 1 week
Am I a Candidate?
UFE may be right for you if you:
- Want to avoid surgery
- Have completed childbearing
- Are looking for a safe alternative to a hysterectomy
Considering UFE? Give us a call to schedule a free consultation with an interventional radiologist at Alate Health today!