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Uterine Fibroid EmbolizationExpand

Minimally invasive, nonsurgical procedure blocks the blood flow to fibroid tumors, causing them to shrink. Performed by an interventional radiologist.

No general anesthesia required. Very small incision. Typical recovery less than one week. Less risk of major complications than surgical procedures. A single treatment is about 90% effective.

Post-procedural pain that generally dissipates in a few days. Complications may include mild fatigue or low-grade fever.

MyomectomyExpand

Surgical removal of fibroid tumors.

Relieves symptoms and preserves uterus. Some myomectomy procedures can be performed on patients with cancer.

Risks associated with major surgery, general anesthesia, and hospitalization. Up to six weeks of recovery. Fibroids can recur.

HysterectomyExpand

Surgical removal of the uterus.

Permanently relieves symptoms.

Loss of fertility. Risks associated with major surgery, general anesthesia, and hospitalization. Up to six weeks of recovery. Hormonal changes and potential long-term side effects if ovaries are removed.

MR-guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUs)Expand

Ultrasound waves penetrate the abdominal wall and heat fibroid tissue, causing the tumor to shrink.

No incision. One- to two-day recovery with minimal discomfort. Preserves uterus.

Procedure can take several hours. Usually only appropriate for small fibroids near the surface of the uterus. Some insurance plans may not cover. Fibroids may recur.

Hormone treatmentExpand

Hormones moderate the production of estrogen and progesterone, putting patient in temporary postmenopausal state. When hormone production decreases, fibroids shrink and symptoms improve.

Non-surgical. Preserves uterus. No anesthesia; no recovery time.

Symptoms return when treatment stops. Some treatments will pause fertility. Recommended for a maximum of six months; otherwise may lead to early menopause-like symptoms, including osteoporosis (bone loss).

Fibroid specialists of VivaEve specialize in providing an effective fibroids treatment including the best treatment for fibroids Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) procedures to women looking for a safe alternative to the major fibroids surgery commonly used to treat fibroids. This fibroids treatment procedure is also used effectively to treat adenomyosis which is frequently confused with fibroids. Come see our new cutting edge, state-of-the-art fibroid treatment center and meet our doctors to get the pain relief you need in the safe, reassuring hands of the best fibroid specialists.

At VivaEve, best fibroids specialists and doctors understand how important your fibroid treatment decisions are. We will work closely with you to evaluate all of your fibroid treatment options and help you make the right choice to treat fibroids. We will not recommend uterine fibroids embolization as an option to treat fibroids if it is not the best treatment for you. Our goal at VIVA EVE: Fibroid Treatment Specialists is to help women whose lives are disrupted by the unpleasant and often debilitating symptoms of uterine fibroids. At our fibroid treatment center we would like to help you restore harmony to the rhythm of your body and improve your overall sense of well-being.

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