Uterine Artery Embolisation
|What is uterine artery embolization?|
|It’s a minimal invasive, suture less/scar less latest alternative to treat fibroids & other non-cancer growths (Uterine AV malformation) of uterus.|
|Who needs this treatment?|
|Uterine artery embolization can be useful to treat: |
|How does this procedure help?|
|This procedure blocks blood supply to that specific area of uterus having fibroid or other mass lesion, without affecting blood supply to rest of the normal uterus. |
Hence, it shrinks the fibroid/other lesion over a period of time.
|What are the advantages of procedure?|
|Minimal invasive, No surgery required |
Faster recovery(less than 1 week)
Increased Possibility of getting pregnant in future (compared to surgery)
No need to remove uterus
|How can I opt for this treatment?|
|Your gynecologist doctor can diagnose these conditions & advise you to consult a vascular surgeon for uterine artery embolization.|
|How it’s done?|
|It’s a suture less, minimal invasive procedure. By doing a small puncture in artery, guide wire along with catheter is introduced into artery & threaded up to particular branch of uterine artery supplying fibroid. Special granules/medication are injected here to block the blood supply of fibroid. |
|What is the duration of procedure? How many days I have to remain admitted in hospital?|
|Duration of procedure is 1 to 2 hours. You have to remain admitted in hospital for total 18 to 24 hours.|
|Results of the procedure?|
|No cut on the skin. Very good control of bleeding soon after procedure. Gynecologist can proceed with further treatment if needed, on next day after procedure.|
|Can I get pregnant again after undergoing this procedure?|
|Yes. But it all depends on the type & severity of disease. Your gynecologist doctor can better explain you as per the condition of your disease.|
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