If you have symptoms of uterine fibroids, you should see a specialist in the treatment of fibroids to determine if you are a candidate for our uterine fibroid embolization treatment.
For 25 years there have been two medical specialists who can treat fibroids and their annoying symptoms, the gynecologist and the interventional radiologist.
The gynecologist uses traditional treatments such as the use of hormones and risky surgical methods such as myomectomy or hysterectomy. The interventional radiologist performs the minimally invasive treatment known as uterine fibroid embolization.
An Interventional Radiologist is a physician who has additional education and training in addition to the required 4-year residency in diagnostic radiology.
These doctors are specialists who use radiological images to guide their procedures. They treat problems in the body with minimally invasive techniques and access the body through the blood vessels using catheters and other tiny instruments.
During the consultation, the Interventional Radiologist will evaluate the clinical symptoms and medical history. Next, you'll have an MRI of your pelvic area to determine if you're a good candidate for an UFE based on the size and location of your fibroids, as well as their blood supply. An MRI is an imaging test that, unlike an X-ray, does not use radiation. Provides detailed images of the uterine area. Once the results of the MRI are known, your UFE procedure will be scheduled (if indicated).