UFE is a minimally invasive treatment option for women suffering
with severe uterine fibroid symptoms. UFE offers a safe and effective
alternative to surgery.
Community Medical Center has the expertise and equipment in Interventional
Radiology to perform this procedure. Community Medical Center has
4 board certified interventional radiologists; registered special
procedure technologists and radiology nurses on staff with special
training in interventional procedures.
If you have been diagnosed with fibroid tumors, it is important
to discuss all of the available treatment for uterine fibroids
and their symptoms with your primary caregiver or OB/GYN before
deciding on a treatment.
Depending on the types of fibroids you have and the symptoms that
are associated with them, there are both surgical and non-surgical
procedures available. Some non-surgical procedures include careful
watching and waiting for non-symptomatic fibroids; or for fibroids
that cause symptoms, there is uterine fibroid embolization.
You may be a candidate for uterine fibroid embolization (UFE),
also known as uterine artery embolization (UAE), if you fit into
any of the following categories:
- Women who are experiencing the symptoms of uterine fibroids
- Women who do not desire future fertility
- Women who want to retain their uterus, and so are pursuing
- Women who do not desire surgery
- Women who may be poor surgical candidates; i.e., obesity,
bleeding disorders, anemia
- Women who are not pregnant
Your OB/GYN remains the primary caregiver for your reproductive
health. The OB/GYN also provides the pre-procedure test required
before uterine artery embolization such as pelvic ultrasound. Results
of these tests are shared with the interventional radiologist.
Working together, your interventional radiologist and OB/GYN provide
you the best possible care for your symptomatic uterine fibroids.
Once the decision to proceed with UFE has been determined, your
physician will write you a prescription for the procedure. Our
Interventional Scheduling desk in conjunction with your doctor,
will make the appointment for you.
For more information please call 732-557-8000, extension 11113.
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