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Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)

In a short period of time Aster MIMS Kottakkal has performed more than 2000 successful UFE Procedures. Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat fibroid tumors of the uterus which can cause heavy menstrual bleeding and pain. 40% of rural women suffer from fibroid related issues. The UFE agents block the arteries that provide blood to the fibroids and cause them to shrink. 

Benefits of UFE

  • No scar / Sutures 
  • No anesthesia 
  • Only one day hospitalization 
  • Early resumption of activities within 3 days 
  • 10 times safer than surgery 
  • Very less pain Patient can walk out of procedure room. 
  • No rest needed

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What are uterine fibroids?

Non-cancerous growths in the uterus that can develop during a woman's childbearing years. The cause of fibroids isn't well understood. Risk factors include a family history of fibroids, obesity or early onset of puberty.

What is uterine fibroid embolization?

Uterine artery embolization is a procedure in which an interventional radiologist uses a catheter to deliver small particles that block the blood supply to the uterine body.

Who cannot go for a UFE?

Patients who have cervical, endometrial, or uterine cancer. Women with an active, recent, or chronic pelvic infection.

Will my insurance cover this procedure?

Yes. Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)  is routinely covered by insurance payors .Depending on the individual plan, will determine how much the patient will be responsible for following the procedure.

What are the symptoms of uterine fibroids?

Symptoms include heavy menstrual bleeding, prolonged periods and pelvic pain. In some cases, there are no symptoms.

Who can go for a UFE?

They are experiencing uterine fibroid symptoms, including abnormal and heavy bleeding, pain during sex, pelvic pain and pressure, constipation, urinary issues, and erratic menstrual cycles.

What are the benefits of UFE?

Patients who undergo uterine fibroid embolization typically notice decreased bleeding, pelvic pain and pressure, and other symptoms of uterine fibroids, as well as an overall significant improvement in physical and emotional well-being.

Will my heavy periods go away after UFE?



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