UFE Procedure Specialists Near Merrick, NY
At VIVA EVE, we specialize in providing comprehensive counseling and UFE (Uterine Fibroid Embolization) procedures to women looking for a medically advanced, safe alternative to the major surgery commonly used to treat fibroids and adenomyosis, a similar non-cancerous condition often confused with fibroids.
UFE is a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure designed to block the blood flow to the fibroid tumor, shrinking it until it dies. The technique used to treat adenomyosis is the same as the one used to treat uterine fibroids, this procedure blocks the blood supply to the affected endometrial tissue causing it to die and the adenomyosis symptoms to subside. The procedure is performed while the patient is conscious or minimally sedated, but feeling no pain.
The innovative UFE procedure is performed by our board-certified specialists who have years of experience in the field. Our state-of-the-art outpatient facility has the latest equipment, and our medical staff are trained to provide the best level of care and personal attention to our patients in Merrick.
Why choose UFE?
Approximately 14,000 successful Uterine Fibroid Embolization procedures are performed annually in the United States. UFE is a very safe method, and like other minimally invasive procedures, has significant advantages over conventional surgery. Studies have shown that nearly 90 percent of women who undergo UFE experience significant or complete resolution of their fibroid-related symptoms.
- Outpatient procedure.
- No general anesthesia.
- Speedy recovery.
- Your uterus is left intact.
- Effective on most sizes and types of fibroids.
- Recurrence of treated fibroids is very rare.
- Multiple fibroids can be effectively treated at the same time.
- Covered by most major insurance companies.
- Complication rates are lower than those of a hysterectomy and myomectomy.
We make it our mission to ensure our Merrick patients feel comfortable and confident before, during, and after the procedure. At VIVA EVE, we offer round-trip transportation on the day of the procedure for our patients or pay for their parking if they prefer to use their own vehicle. We do our absolute best to make sure your visit runs as smoothly as possible and that your recovery is swift and uneventful with regular check-ins even after the procedure.
“VIVA EVE staff made something that could have been a very difficult experience so easy. Everyone there was so nice, friendly and helpful. The interventional radiologist that did the procedure explained everything to both me and my husband in great detail, so I knew exactly what to expect. The nurses that took care of me in recovery were wonderful. I was picked up and dropped off right at my doorstep in a nice black car. I'm now 3 months post UFE and I feel soo much better! I only wish I had done it years ago. I will highly recommend VIVA EVE to anyone thinking of doing UFE. These guys (and girls) are awesome!"
Merrick is a hamlet located in the Town of Hempstead in Nassau County, New York with a population of 22,097. The name Merrick is taken from Meroke, the name, meaning peaceful, of the Algonquian tribe formerly indigenous to the area. After Sachem Tackapousha signed a treaty with Merrick's first colonists in 1643, Puritans who fled England started settling there. During the colonial period, Merrick became a trading center because vessels could enter Jones Inlet and sail up deep channels to docks beside what is now Merrick Road. During the War of 1812 these channels, canals and coves made Merrick a haven for buccaneers who preyed on merchants.
Merrick School District - The Merrick School District provides students with the opportunity to maximize their potential and to become lifelong learners, independent problem solvers, and responsible citizens by working with all members of the Merrick community to create learning environments that support students’ social, emotional, and academic needs.
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