Dr Krishnaveni Nayini

Uterine Artery Embolization

Catagory: Gynecology  Author: Dr Krishnaveni Nayini

Fibroid Treatment Without Surgery Using Uterine Artery Embolization (UAE).

What exactly is uterine artery embolism?

Uterine artery embolization (UAE) is a minimally invasive, uterus-sparing treatment that can be used instead of surgery for women suffering from fibroids or adenomyosis.
Concerning the Procedure

  • It is a one-day outpatient treatment conducted by an interventional radiologist (IR) who specialises in blood vessel imaging.
  • A small incision in the wrist or groyne is required for the surgery. A tiny catheter is directed into the vessels that give blood to the fibroid via incision and imaging.
  • The microspheres are then introduced into the channel, where they block the targeted arteries and deprive the fibroid of blood flow.
  • The fibroids’ size will then diminish. The symptoms, such as bleeding pressure and discomfort, have significantly improved, as has the size of the fibroids.
  • The technique is appropriate for single or numerous fibroids, as well as big fibroids.

What are the benefits of using the UAE procedure?

  • A brief hospitalization
  • Return to normalcy and quick healing
  • The uterus has been maintained.
  • As a result of the dramatic reduction in symptoms, the quality of life improves.
  • The fibroids seldom grow back after therapy.

We present the patient with a menu of options and assist them in determining the optimal course of therapy. We also refer them to an interventional radiologist if necessary.