Non-surgical Fibroid Treatment - Uterine Fibroid Embolisation

Posted on : May 04, 2023


Artery Embolization is a pinhole minimally invasive or non-surgical procedure. Over the past few decades, advances in artery embolization have transformed the procedure into a safer, more effective one with a quick recovery—most patients are fully recovered within two weeks.

The procedure is carried out in a Cath Lab by an interventional radiologist. It involves blocking blood supply through a blood vessel to an abnormal area of tissue. During the procedure, a small incision is made in the inner thigh and a thin flexible tube (catheter) is inserted and guided into an artery near abnormal tissue. Once the catheter is in place, micron-sized particles are injected which blocks the artery and stops the flow of blood to the tumor or abnormal area of tissue.

Arterial embolization or Trans-arterial embolization (TAE) is used to treat Fibroids, Enlarged Prostate, Knee Osteoarthritis, Liver Tumor, Chronic Pelvic Pain (Pelvic Congestion Syndrome), Weight Loss, and even some types of kidney cancer, and neuroendocrine tumors.

Uterine Artery Embolization (UAE) or Uterine Fibroids Embolization (UFE) is a well-established, safe, and effective non-surgical procedure in the management of symptomatic uterine fibroids. The treatment option is usually offered to the patients during the first consultation.

Fibroids are benign tumors of the uterus, mostly seen in women during their reproductive age. More than 50% of the patients with uterine fibroid remain asymptomatic, hence needing no treatment at all. However, in many women, these may cause heavy menstrual bleeding, prolonged periods, anemia, dysmenorrhea (painful periods), intermenstrual bleeding, and infertility requiring medical attention. Large fibroids can also cause bloating, pelvic pressure, increased urine frequency, and bowel disturbance.

The uterine artery embolization comes with a gamut of benefits to the patients. Most importantly, the uterus is preserved which has an important role in the physical, emotional, and sexual health as well as women’s overall well-being.

  • Shorter hospital stay (1-2 days)
  • Quicker recovery
  • Preservation of the Uterus
  • Very minimal pain
  • Stich less or pinhole procedure

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