Fibroid Treatment near Cincinnati, OH
Most of the time women near Cincinnati won’t exhibit any symptoms of fibroids. However, when they do, they can cause things like heavy bleeding, irregular periods, bloating, pain, or pressure. Fibroids also can cause fertility problems. Medications are first used to treat fibroids, but on many occasions invasive surgery is recommended. One of the most common surgeries is a hysterectomy, which is the removal of the entire uterus. Other surgeries involve removing the entire fibroids in their entirety.
Avoid Surgery with Uterine Fibroid Embolization
Now, Louisville Fibroids is offering a new option to women who want to get rid of their fibroids without surgery. Our office is less than a 2 hour drive from downtown Cincinnati using Interstate 71 and patients can return home the same day. We pride ourselves on the ability to diagnose fibroids and treat them in a non-surgical method called uterine fibroid embolization (UFE).
What are Uterine Fibroids?
Fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that can grow in or around the uterus that can cause symptoms including heavy or abnormal menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain or pressure, or bulk symptoms.
- Other symptoms of fibroids can include urinary incontinence, pain, or constipation.
- Many women over the age of 35 have uterine fibroids, but some studies suggest 80% of African American women will develop fibroids in their life. Learn more about the risk factors.
- The size and type of fibroid can cause different symptoms or none at all.
Non-Surgical Fibroid Treatments
You don’t have to have surgery to treat fibroids! Uterine fibroid embolization has many benefits over other treatment options for fibroids.
Cincinnati Women who prefer an alternative to a hysterectomy, or want to avoid surgery overall, should talk with a physician at Louisville Fibroids about UFE.
The fibroid specialists at Louisville Fibroids have many years of combined experience performing UFE, a non-surgical procedure that causes the fibroids to shrink to improve related symptoms.
How does Our Treatment for Fibroids Work?
The procedure involves inserting a catheter through the groin, maneuvering it through the uterine artery, and injecting the embolic agent into the arteries that supply blood to the uterus and fibroids. As the fibroids begin to shrink and die, the uterus fully recovers and patients begin to see a significant reduction or even resolution of symptoms. At the end of the procedure, the catheter will be removed and the artery puncture(s) are sealed with a closure device. In the case a closure device cannot be utilized, manual pressure will be applied by our team to stop any bleeding. The opening in your skin is then covered with a dressing. No sutures are needed. UFE is usually completed within 90 minutes.
Are You Suffering From Uterine Fibroids in Cincinnati?