Can uterine fibroids prevent me from getting pregnant? Uterine fibroids can block the fallopian tube, preventing a fertile egg from reaching the uterus. They can
No incision or stitches required to perform the procedure. Uterine fibroids are treated through a small puncture.
No reproductive organs are removed. UFE preserves the patient’s uterus, making a future pregnancy possible.
Patients recover faster and can get back to normal activities in days not months.
Risks related to general anesthesia are eliminated by using mild sedation.
UFE is performed in our outpatient state-of-the-art cath lab allowing you to recover comfortably at home.
The Painful Facts About Uterine Fibroids
By the age of 50, 70% of women in the U.S. will develop uterine fibroids. Among African Americans, this number can approach 90%. Many women will never know they have fibroids, but the ones that do often suffer from lifestyle disabling symptoms.
If you or a loved one has been struggling with pelvic pain or discomfort and/or heavy bleeding, uterine fibroids may be the cause. It’s important that you know the various treatment options, especially uterine fibroid embolization, which is the best treatment for the majority of fibroid sufferers.
Are You Suffering With Uterine Fibroid Related Symptoms?
Symptoms of uterine fibroids can vary based on the individual, the number of fibroid tumors you have, as well as their location and size.
Some of the symptoms you may experience include:
- Heavy bleeding or severe pain during your monthly periods
Other Symptoms Based On Increased Sized of the Uterus and/or Position of Fibroids
- Pain or pressure sensation in the low back or pelvis
- Pain during sexual intercourse or during defecation
- Frequent need to urinate
- Bloating or enlarged belly
Elimination of Uterine Fibroid Symptoms Without a Hysterectomy
In the United States, over 600,000 hysterectomies are performed each year. Unfortunately, two-thirds of these surgeries are for non-cancerous conditions such as uterine fibroids. This means that nearly 400,000 of the hysterectomies performed each year are potentially unnecessary.
What most women suffering with uterine fibroids may not know is that they have alternatives that are less drastic and invasive, but just as effective.
Uterine fibroid embolization is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that is performed in our state-of-the-art cath lab. As an outpatient procedure, our patients can recover comfortably at home and can be back to work in a matter of days, instead of weeks.
The Painful Facts About Uterine Fibroids?
Understanding your risk factors is critical in the treatment of uterine fibroids. Your risks of developing uterine fibroids are three times higher if your mother has or had uterine fibroids. Additional factors to consider include:
- A poor diet
- Your hormones
- Starting your period at an early age
- Alcohol consumption
- Vitamin D deficiency
- Use of products containing hormone blockers
Common Treatments For Symptomatic Uterine Fibroids?
Hysterectomy. For years, the go-to treatment option for the removal of uterine fibroids has been a hysterectomy. During this procedure, the uterus is completely removed. As a result, a hysterectomy comes with many risks and unwanted side effects.
- Surgically induced menopause
- Hormonal changes
- Psychological problems
- Sexual discomfort
Myomectomy. During a myomectomy, any symptom-causing fibroids are removed while leaving the uterus intact.
Endometrial Ablation. Endometrial ablation is a procedure during which the lining of the uterus is surgically destroyed or ablated. The goal of the procedure is to reduce menstrual bleeding. However, although this procedure may stop the bleeding it does not address the underlying problem, the fibroids causing the bleeding.
Today women have another treatment option. A safer one.
One with not only a shorter recovery time but does not require removal of your uterus.
UFE, sometimes referred to as Uterine Artery Embolization or UAE, is a minimally invasive procedure requiring no general anesthesia and is done in our state of the art catheter lab.
Studies have shown that nearly 90% of women who undergo UFE experience significant or complete resolution of their fibroid-related symptoms.
REAL CLIENTS, REAL TESTIMONIALS
Is UFE right for me?
To learn if UFE is the right treatment option for you, request a consultation with Dr. Gropper.
Before making a decision on a treatment for your uterine fibroids, it’s important that you understand all of the treatments options available to you. You should have an honest and detailed discussion with your physician about your options, including benefits and potential risks.
About Miami Uterine Fibroid Treatment Specialists & Dr. Gropper
Miami Uterine Fibroid Treatment Specialists is under the direction of Adam S. Gropper, a Board-Certified Diagnostic Radiologist and Interventional Radiologist with years of experience treating patients suffering from pelvic pain.
All of our treatments are on the leading edge of technology and incorporate the most advanced equipment.
In addition to our cutting-edge treatments, we also offer our patients an ultramodern cath lab designed to allow us to treat our patients for most conditions all under one roof without the inconvenience of an overnight stay at a hospital.
He received his MD from Emory University, where he also completed his residency and fellowship training. He has been in practice in Florida since 1999.
Dr. Gropper served as an Associate Professor at FIU Medical School and recently retired from his position as Chief of Radiology at Jackson North Medical Center after over 10 years of service.
“Women are told surgery and sometimes hysterectomy are their only options for uterine fibroids. But that’s no longer the case.We now have a minimally invasive, safer option, Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE). Contact us to see if this is right for you.”
–Dr. Adam Gropper
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Study Shows Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) is a Safer Alternative and Just as Effective as Myomectomy. According to new research presented during a scientific session at