Nonsurgical treatment for Uterine Fibroids

Your doctor just told you to have a hysterectomy for your fibroids.

Before you do anything, learn more about the advantages of Uterine Fibroid Embolization.

Simple and safe fibroid treatment Simple and safe
Immediate relief with Fibroid treatment Immediate relief
Fibroid treatment with less downtime Less downtime
Fibroid treatment with no recurrence No recurrence
Fibroid treatment that lets you keep your fertility Keep your fertility

Uterine Fibroid Embolization

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Success Rate

Uterine Fibroid Embolization has an overall success rate of 94%. This means 94% of all patients who had the procedure experienced relief from their symptoms and significant fibroid shrinkage.

  • 99% of patients had immediate relief from heavy bleeding
  • 94% of patients experienced 50-60 percent shrinkage
  • 48% of patients who attempted to conceive were successful
  • 99% of patients returned to work in less than a week

Few Side Effects

Embolization is a minimally invasive and very safe procedure, but some side effects and risks are associated. Post procedure cramping is the most common, but usually controlled by pain-killers. Other side effects include:

  • Nausea and fever in 1% of patients
  • Infection leading to hysterectomy less than .1% of patients
  • Artery injury less than .1%
  • Early menopause less than 4%
  • Possible passage of fibroid vaginally 2%
  • Non-target embolization, extremely rare

Please call us to discuss the benefits and risks of embolization.

Embolization Animation Video

Animation of Uterine Artery Embolization
Visual animation explaining fibroids and a uterine fibroid embolization procedure.
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The Procedure in Detail

Before fibroid embolization, every patient is thoroughly evaluated to ensure the procedure is appropriate for them. This includes a review of medical history, general physical condition, and any other information pertinent to the case.

Next, the patient undergoes complete pelvic imaging, either ultrasound or MRI, to measure the size of the uterus and to look for any other conditions that might be affecting their health.

After embolization, patients are evaluated within the first week, again at six weeks and once more at six months to see how the fibroids are shrinking.

Embolization Explained

Uterine Artery Embolization is a non-invasive, non-surgical, out-patient procedure. It is performed under local anesthetic and sedation and has a very quick recovery time. Most patients are back at work in a few days.

Live Embolization

Live Uterine Artery Embolization
A very informative look at a real patient’s embolization from start to finish.
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An incision the size of a freckle, is made in your upper thigh. A tiny catheter is inserted through this incision and into the femoral artery. Using x-ray guidance, a trained physician locates the arteries which supply blood to each fibroid. Microscopic inert particles are injected into the vessels, blocking blood supply that nourishes the fibroid. Without a steady blood supply, the fibroids begin to dwindle and shrink.

Embolization basically cures fibroids by starving them.

Success Story

I went into a depression. I cried everyday. Cried to work, cried at work, cried on my way home...until Dr. McLucas


Success Stories

“ I was thrilled to find an option other than major surgery to solve my problems with fibroids. Better yet was the fact that my recovery was days, not weeks. I missed only one day of work and was swimming even before returning to work.”

—Jill, fibroid-free since 2010

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