UFE is non-invasive and uterus-preserving: Unlike hysterectomy, which involves the complete removal of the uterus, and myomectomy, which involves the surgical removal of fibroids while preserving the uterus, UFE is a non-invasive procedure that does not require major surgery. UFE is performed by inserting a catheter into the blood vessels supplying the fibroids and blocking their blood flow, causing them to shrink. By preserving the uterus, UFE allows women to maintain their reproductive potential and avoid the physical and emotional impacts of losing the uterus.

UFE has lower risk and complications: Hysterectomy is a major surgical procedure that carries inherent risks associated with anesthesia, infection, bleeding, and damage to surrounding organs. Myomectomy also involves surgical risks, including bleeding and infection, and may be associated with a higher likelihood of subsequent fibroid growth. In contrast, UFE is a minimally invasive procedure that generally has a lower risk of complications and a shorter recovery time.

UFE has a faster recovery and shorter hospital stay: Hysterectomy and myomectomy typically require a longer recovery period and hospital stay compared to UFE. Hysterectomy, in particular, involves a significant healing process and may require several weeks of downtime. UFE, on the other hand, is typically performed as an outpatient procedure or with a short hospital stay, allowing women to return to their daily activities relatively quickly.

UFE preserves fertility and avoids hormonal changes: Hysterectomy eliminates the possibility of future pregnancies, making it an irreversible choice for women who still desire to have children. Myomectomy, although preserving fertility, may lead to scarring that can impact fertility or increase the risk of complications during future pregnancies. UFE, however, offers a uterus-preserving option for women who wish to maintain their fertility while effectively treating fibroids.

UFE has comparable efficacy: Studies have shown that UFE is comparable to hysterectomy and myomectomy in terms of its effectiveness in alleviating symptoms and reducing the size of fibroids. UFE has been associated with high rates of fibroid shrinkage, symptom relief, and improvement in quality of life. This makes it a viable alternative for women seeking to avoid major surgery while achieving successful fibroid treatment outcomes. It’s important to note that the choice of treatment should be based on individual circumstances, including the size, number, and location of fibroids, as well as the patient’s reproductive goals and overall health. Consulting with a healthcare provider who can provide personalized advice based on a thorough evaluation is crucial when considering treatment options for uterine fibroids.

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