Uterine fibroids are very common benign tumors that grow in the uterus, most are not diagnosed until they cause symptoms. They can range in size from a small seed to a large grapefruit or larger and are typically multiple. Uterine fibroids can cause a plethora of issues, including:
Minimally Invasive Vascular specializes in nonsurgical treatment for uterine fibroid disease called uterine artery embolization (UAE). UAE is a non-invasive, outpatient procedure that causes the fibroid to shrink. A thin tube is inserted into the uterine artery that supply blood flow to the fibroid, particles are injected into this artery cutting off the blood supply, causing it to “die”. UAE is an extremely effective treatment that often prevents the need for a painful surgical hysterectomy. Cynthia Bailey of Real Housewives of Atlanta and Condoleezza Rice opted for this treatment over the more invasive surgery.
If you have uterine fibroid disease and would like to learn more about how UAE treatment can improve your quality of life and help you avoid a painful surgical hysterectomy, give us a call to schedule an appointment today.
We often approach this treatment from the artery in the wrist to minimize the risk and discomfort of the procedure.
- Abnormally long and heavy menstrual cycles that often cause anemia
- Increased pain during menstruation or sexual intercourse
- Mass effect, “I feel full, large or heavy in my abdomen and pelvis”
- Frequent urination
- Urine “dribbling” when coughing or sneezing
- Uterine Artery Embolization (UAE) Through Radial Artery Access