Fibroids are the most common type of nonmalignant tumors of the uterus occurring in over 30% of the total female population. These benign tumors can cause many problems, most commonly excessive uterine bleeding or pelvic pain. Traditional therapies include hormonal treatment, myomectomy (surgical removal of the fibroids), or hysterectomy (surgical removal of the uterus).

Embolization of the uterine arteries is a procedure which has been performed for over 25 years to treat a variety of conditions. This technique was first applied to the treatment of fibroids 10 years ago in France. Since that time, over 10,000 uterine artery embolizations for fibroids have been performed worldwide. The treatment helps shrink the fibroids and is a nonsurgical, minimally invasive procedure that is performed by an interventional radiologist.

If you have any questions regarding any of these therapies, please do not hesitate to contact us. Consultation can be arranged through our Interventional Radiology Clinic by calling (260) 435-7951 during regular business hours.

For additional information on Uterine Fibroid Embolization, click on the
following: Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)