Uterine Fibroid Embolization in Kansas City, Kansas
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At Interventional Radiology at The University of Kansas Interventional Radiology, we have a team of experts, including physicians and clinicians who are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality of care. The interventional radiologists at The University of Kansas offer relief from symptoms caused by uterine fibroids. Call our office at (913) 588-1030 to see if UFE treatment is the right option for you.
What is Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)?
Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a less invasive procedure for the treatment of uterine fibroids.
The process typically lasts less than an hour and requires only a small incision into the femoral artery. The procedure is designed to block the blood supply to the uterine fibroids, causing them to shrink. As one of the alternatives to hysterectomy procedures, UFE is clinically proven to reduce the major symptoms of uterine fibroids.
- Preservation of the uterus
- Decrease in heavy menstrual bleeding from symptomatic fibroids
- Decrease in urinary dysfunction
- Decrease in pelvic pain and/or pressure
- Virtually no blood loss
- Covered by most insurance companies
- This procedure lasts approximately 60-90 minutes. Patients go home 4 hours after the procedure.
- UFE offers no hospital stay, a faster return to work, and fewer complications after 30 days when compared to having a hysterectomy.1
- Reduced worry about bleeding through clothing
- Significant improvement in patient’s physical and emotional well-being
Overall, UFE is a safe procedure and is a treatment for uterine fibroids that involves minimal risk. 90% of all women were satisfied or very satisfied at final follow up.2
(As with any medical procedure, discuss all risks and complications with your physician)
- Non-target embolization
- Transient amenorrhea (absence of a women’s menstrual period)
- Common short-term allergic reaction/rash
- Vaginal discharge/infection
- Possible fibroid passage
- Post-embolization syndrome (post-procedure pain, fever, tiredness, and elevated white blood cell count)
- Premature menopause
Find out if you are a candidate for uterine fibroid embolization.
Take some time to understand the UFE treatment procedure before you make your decision on your fibroid treatment option. Learn what to expect before, during and after the UFE treatement.
- Spies J et al. Outcome of uterine embolization and hysterectomy for leiomyomas: results of a multicenter study. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2004;191: 22-31.
- Lohle, P. et al. Long term outcome of uterine artery embolization for symptomatic uterine leiomyomas. JVIR 2008; 19:319-326
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Schedule a Consultation for Uterine Fibroid Embolization Treatment in Kansas City, KS Today!
If you are experiencing symptoms of uterine fibroids, contact The University of Kansas Interventional Radiology to discuss uterine fibroid embolization as a treatment option. To meet with our interventional radiology specialists, call (913) 588-1030 to schedule an appointment at our interventional radiology clinic in Kansas City and Overland Park.