• Uterine fibroid embolization, done under local anesthesia and conscious sedation which is much less invasive than any other open surgery like myomectomy and hysterectomy.
  • Only a small nick in the skin that does not have to be stitched is needed.
  • Patients ordinarily can resume their usual activities much earlier than if they had surgery to treat their fibroids.
  • Recovery time is much shorter, with virtually no blood loss comparing to open surgery.
  • Follow-up studies have shown that nearly 90 percent of women who have their fibroids treated by UFE experience either significant or complete resolution of their fibroid-related symptoms. On average, fibroids will shrink to half their original volume. More importantly, they soften after embolization and no longer exert pressure on the adjacent pelvic organs.
  • Follow-up studies over several years have shown that it is rare for treated fibroids to regrow or for new fibroids to develop after UFE. This is because all fibroids present in the uterus, even early-stage nodules that may be too small to see on imaging exams, are treated during the procedure.
  • UFE is a more permanent solution than the option of hormonal therapy, because when hormonal treatment is stopped the fibroid tumors usually grow back. Regrowth also has been a problem with laser treatment of uterine fibroids.