Dr. Gamal Wazni and patient Natalia, joined Gayle Guyardo on NBC Channel 8 to review United Fibroid & Vascular Centers non-surgical uterine fibroid treatment as an alternative to hysterectomy.

Saying Goodbye to Fibroids Without Surgery

Uterine fibroids – those pesky growths that can cause pain, heavy periods, and even fertility issues – can seriously cramp your style. But fear not, fellow uterus-dwellers, there’s a minimally invasive treatment revolutionizing the fibroid game: Uterine Fibroid Embolization, or UFE.

What is UFE?

Interventional radiologists use a thin catheter to navigate through your arteries and inject tiny particles that block the blood flow to the fibroids. Starved of nutrients, they shrink and shrivel, often offering significant relief from symptoms.

The Perks of UFE:

  • Minimally invasive: No scalpels, no big incisions, just a tiny poke in your leg. You’ll likely be home the same day, ready to embrace your newfound freedom.
  • Faster recovery: Compared to surgery, UFE boasts a quicker bounce-back time, so you can get back to your life, faster.
  • Preserves your uterus: Unlike some surgical options, UFE leaves your uterus intact, potentially removing fertility issues..
  • Effective: Studies show UFE can shrink fibroids significantly and improve symptoms in up to 90% of patients.

Is UFE right for you?

UFE is generally a good option for women with symptomatic fibroids who want to avoid surgery. It’s not for everyone, though, so a chat with United Fibroid & Vascular Centers is crucial.

The Bottom Line:

UFE is a game-changer for women battling fibroids. It’s effective, minimally invasive, and offers a quick recovery time. So, if you’re tired of letting fibroids rule your life, talk to your doctor about UFE and reclaim your comfort and confidence.