Can UFE help to have a safer hysterectomy or myomectomy? Absolutely
Our Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) is also recommended as pre-surgical procedure for patients seeking a safer Hysterectomy or Myomectomy.
Suffering with uterine fibroids can be extremely painful. Uterine Fibroid Embolization offered by MTVIR remains an advanced non-invasive treatment that is effective in relieving the pain for a vast majority of women. However, some patients with more severe fibroid conditions will still be candidates for either a traditional Hysterectomy or Myomectomy.
A Hysterectomy involves surgically removing the entire uterus while a Myomectomy is the surgical removal of just the painful fibroids while keeping the uterus intact. Both are highly invasive surgeries that can be quite challenging due to the significant blood loss during the operation. Depending on patient complications, a blood transfusion is routinely required during a hysterectomy or myomectomy. For patients scheduled to have either of these surgeries, a pre-surgical UFE is often recommended as a vital step in achieving a smoother operation and successful patient outcomes.
The Uterine Fibroid Embolization procedure performed by MTVIR’s experienced interventional radiologists involves inserting a fiber thin catheter into the radial artery and advancing it through the artery to each fibroid. Then small particles are injected, cutting off the blood flow, causing the fibroids to shrink and die over time. By using UFE to reduce the size of the fibroids the final removal through hysterectomy or myomectomy can be a much safer process.
If you or a loved one suffers from Uterine Fibroids and a Hysterectomy or Myomectomy has been recommended as a treatment option, contact MTVIR about our Uterine Fibroid Embolization procedure. Our UFE could be the minimally invasive alternative treatment that allows you to avoid surgery or it could be an option to consider before surgery to achieve an easier operation and recovery.