Uterine Fibroid Embolization in Houston, Texas and Surrounding Cities
Uterine fibroids are benign (non-cancerous) tumors that grow within the muscle layers of the uterus. They can range in size from as small as a grape to as large as a cantaloupe. Approximately 20-40% of women over age 35 have fibroids, with African-American women at higher risk for developing them.
Fibroids can result in pelvic pain or discomfort, urinary incontinence, frequent urination and heavy menstrual bleeding. The location and size of uterine fibroids can affect the severity of these symptoms and impact your quality of life. Fibroids near the uterine lining often cause increased bleeding and cramping with menses, while larger fibroids can also cause bulk symptoms including back pain, constipation, urinary frequency, and pain with intercourse. Fibroids are hormonally sensitive, so the symptoms can be cyclical, just like with menstruation.
At Synergy Vascular and Interventional, our specialized Houston-based team of interventional radiologists are experts at uterine fibroid embolization (UFE). UFE is a safe, proven and minimally-invasive treatment for uterine fibroids. One of our specially trained interventional radiologists uses imaging guidance to thread a small catheter through your body into the blood vessels feeding the fibroids. The vessels are then blocked, causing the fibroids to shrink significantly and become much softer, reducing the symptoms they are causing. The procedure is performed in about an hour, requires only a small nick in the skin, and patients can return home within 24 hours.
Downloads/More Info on UFE at Synergy Vascular and Interventional:
UFE – A Less Invasive Way to Treat Uterine Fibroids – Brochure
Read more about uterine fibroid embolization here.
Contact Synergy Vascular and Interventional
With 10 Houston-area partner hospitals and imaging centers, we offer UFE to all of Houston, TX. To learn more about Synergy Vascular and Interventional and our UFE services, please call (713) 621-7436. We have partners in Pearland, Humble, Webster, Katy, Cypress, and The Woodlands, Texas.