The Minimally Invasive Procedure to Treat Uterine Fibroids

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Uterine fibroids are a common problem among women of all ages. While the traditional approach to treating uterine fibroids is through surgery, there are now minimally invasive options available. These procedures offer less risk and fewer complications than traditional surgical treatments, while still providing effective results. In this article, we will discuss the different minimally invasive surgical procedures used to treat uterine fibroids and how they can help improve a woman’s quality of life.

Most fibroids cause no symptoms. If you do experience symptoms, they may include:

•    Heavy, prolonged menstrual periods

•    Pelvic pain or pressure

•    Frequent need to urinate

•    Constipation

•    An enlarged belly or feeling bloated

•    Anemia

•    Pain during intercourse

Fibroids are often discovered when a woman has a routine pelvic exam and are frequently treated with a hysterectomy. More than 600,000 women undergo hysterectomies in the United States each year, but some doctors believe that many women do not require this drastic operation. In fact, according to medical studies, 75% of hysterectomies may not be necessary.

During a UFE procedure, the physician injects tiny particles into the blood vessels supplying the fibroids in order to block the blood supply to the fibroids and cause the fibroids to shrink. The procedure takes about an hour and does not require general anesthesia. For most women, it is a welcome alternative to a hysterectomy.

A five-year study reveals that an estimated 90% of women experienced long-term relief after UFE.

Additionally, because UFE maintains the uterus, pregnancy is still possible with successful term deliveries. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists advise that women should discuss with their Gynecologist and Physicians if UFE is right for them.

If you have a question about Fibroids or UFE treatment in National Harbor, our fibroid specialists at VidaVascular will help you!

– Our providers are respected experts in the region

– We provide the most advanced treatments

– Our procedures are usually less expensive than surgery or other alternatives

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