Are you suffering from uterine fibroids? Now is the time to look at our minimally-invasive UFE procedure. Our Award Winning Physicians at MTV IR are leaders in UFE procedures in the Dallas/Fort-Worth area.
What are Uterine Fibroids?
Uterine Fibroids are non-cancerous growths that develop on the wall of the uterus. Most of the time these develop during your child-bearing years. Although they aren’t cancerous, they can have severe symptoms for women. They can be of varying size, from being as small as a quarter to the size of a small melon. Fibroids are more common than most think, in fact up to 80% of women can develop uterine fibroids in their lifetime.
There are a few different types of fibroids, learn more.
Luckily there is a non-surgical, minimally-invasive procedure called uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) that can treat your fibroids and have you home the same day.
What should you know about UFE?
Think you have Uterine Fibroids? Below are just a few of the most common symptoms
Does the Procedure Hurt?
Nope! In fact, 85 to 90% of women who undergo this procedure report a significant reduction of symptoms.
The professionals at MTV IR perform this procedure by inserting a tiny catheter through a nick in the skin in the radial artery in the wrist. The catheter is guided using fluoroscopy into both of the uterine arteries, and then a contrast fluid is injected to help the doctors locate the fibroid growths to be embolized. Finally a number of tiny embolizing particles are injected, which surround the fibroid and block blood flow to it.