Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are benign growths in the uterus that can result in pelvic pain or discomfort, urinary incontinence, frequent urination and heavy menstrual bleeding. The location and size of uterine fibroids can affect the severity of these symptoms and impact your quality of life. Fibroids are also hormonally sensitive, so the symptoms can be cyclical, just like with menstruation.

Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) – Treatment for Uterine Fibroids in San Diego

Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a safe treatment for uterine fibroids. An Imaging Healthcare Specialist’s specially trained interventional radiologist uses imaging guidance to thread a small catheter through your body to the site of the blood vessel feeding the fibroids. The vessel is then blocked, causing the fibroids to shrink and reduce the symptoms they are causing. The procedure is performed in less than an hour, requires only a small nick in the skin, and patients can return home same day.

Preparation instructions will be provided to you before your visit.

If you have uterine fibroids, visit our Precision Therapy site to learn about treatment options.

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Contact Imaging Healthcare Specialists

Imaging Healthcare Specialists has interventional radiologists for Uterine Fibroid Embolization at our San Diego location. Please call (858) 677-9957 today to schedule.