So basically a patient’s treatment options now or surgical where they have a hysterectomy where patients looking at open surgery, whether in the general anesthesia, surgical incision four to six week recovery, miss a lot of work and.
Have a lot of pain for a long period of time after the procedure. The procedure we do uterine artery embolization or uterine fibroid embolization: same procedure . It’s basically a minimally invasive outpatient procedure where a small.
Catheter injects particles into the arteries supplying the uterus the fibroids actually get smaller and they shrink and die actually. The patient’s symptoms go away rather quickly procedure starts at 8am patients are.
Home by 2pm in the same day and able to resume work typically within three to five days after our procedure. A lot shorter recovery obviously they don’t have to have surgery where parts of the body removed and they have a equal.
Symptom relief to open surgical procedures that require ization and long recovery. The perfect patient is a female obviously typically between the ages of 35 and 45. Ladies whose completed her childbearing, no longer desires have.
Any more children and has uterine fibroids that are symptomatic and the symptoms are two broad categories either heavy menstrual bleeding or bulk related symptoms concerning size of fibroids, pelvic pain pressure, urinary frequency, constipation.
What Is Uterine Fibroid Embolization UFE Uterine Artery Embolization UAE by William Fox MD
The great thing about uterine fibroid embolization is it’s a new procedure that’s been around for about 20 years but it’s really been perfected the last five years and for a long time for women that had uterine fibroids their only options were either to have hysterectomy or they could have some less invasive surgery, open surgery to remove part of fibroid but they’re still open surgical cases they still require lengthy recovery times.
And now we are able to do procedures that are much less invasive (so) that we can send patient home the same day and treat their fibroids as an outpatient what we do is we actually put a catheter either a small plastic tube either through the artery in the wrist or through their groin. and put a small catheter down into the arteries that supply the uterus.