What are uterine fibroids?
Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that originate in the uterus. Most women in Washington DC with uterine fibroids have no symptoms. However, fibroids can cause a number of symptoms depending on their size, location within the uterus, and how close they are to adjacent pelvic organs. These are most commonly abnormal bleeding, pain and pressure. It is very important to see a interventional radiologist if you are feeling symptoms such as heavy bleeding, pelvic pain and heaviness, urinary frequency and leakage, enlarged abdomen, bloating, and feeling of weight gain.
Fibroid embolization is a procedure where an interventional radiologist uses a catheter to deliver small particles that block the blood supply to the uterine body. Embolization is not part of conventional or traditional surgery as we know it. There is no incision, no cutting and no significant downtime. Uterine embolization has shown incomparable success in treating fibroids as well as other conditions such as life-threatening bleeding after delivery. We recommend fibroid embolization as the best treatment for fibroids because it is minimally invasive and the success rate is high. Call us today to make an appointment with our interventional specialist.
How to choose my doctor:
Choosing the right doctor in Washington DC is important. Always keep in mind that the only physicians that are formally trained to perform this procedure are Interventional Radiologists. When choosing a specialist to perform your fibroid embolization procedure, make sure all your questions are answered about your uterine fibroids and the embolization treatment procedure you are going to go through. Please note that Interventional Radiologists are the only physicians who undergo formal training in minimally invasive and endovascular surgery through recognized fellowship programs at university hospitals.
Advantages of Fibroid Embolization Treatment in Washington DC:
- Preservation of the uterus
- Decrease in heavy menstrual bleeding from symptomatic fibroids
- Decrease in urinary dysfunction
- Decrease in pelvic pain and/or pressure
- Virtually no blood loss
- Typically performed as an outpatient procedure
- Safe procedure that involves minimal risk and fewer complications
- Overall, a positive difference in patients health