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.
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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.