What to expect
A small catheter is inserted near the groin and guided into the uterine artery using x-ray imaging. Particles are entered into the uterine blood vessels to cut off blood flow to the fibroid tumors, causing them to shrink. The entire procedure takes approximately one hour.
All UFE procedures are performed on an outpatient basis. Following the procedure you may experience pain, cramping, fever or nausea.
Follow-up with your gynecologist is required to track your recovery and the success of treatment. The majority of patients see a dramatic decrease in all related fibroids symptoms and the tumors have significantly decreased in size.