UFE or Endometrial ablation for my fibroids?

Published On: July 10, 2023

Another treatment often offered to women with symptomatic fibroids, especially bleeding is called endometrial ablation.

Endometrial ablation is the permanent destruction of the uterine lining using heat.

Endometrial ablation CANNOT treat fibroids or adenomyosis.

Following endometrial ablation, the uterus is no longer suitable for pregnancy.

But most unnerving is that endometrial ablation has up to 40% failure rates!

Now contrast that with the Uterine artery embolization, a truly minimally invasive procedure that requires no hospital stay, has a downtime of 5-7 days, is cost effective, has no major complications and best of all is a definitive treatment!

Enough said!

Endometrial ablation: A balloon heats up and destroys the lining.