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:
  • Uterine fibroids (symptomatic)
  • Post abortion uterine vascular malformations (needs to be treated before next pregnancy to control heavy bleeding during menstrual periods)
  • other noncancerous uterus tumors (with pain, bleeding)
  • Cesarean scar pregnancy
  • To reduce vascularity & size of fibroids / other tumours before surgery
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.

Uterine Artery Embolisation
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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