First-time office visits last approximately 30 minutes. Follow-up visits usually last 15 minutes.
Please bring a picture ID, insurance cards, medication lists, and any pertinent copies of medical records you may have.
Arterial procedures typically last 1-2 hours with a 2 hour recovery time.
Vein procedures take less than 30 minutes and you can leave right away.
Other appointments like dialysis procedures, mediports, etc. typically take less than 1 hour and you can leave 30 minutes after the procedure.
Only if your procedure requires sedation. We will include this in your pre-procedure instructions when your procedure is scheduled so that you may plan accordingly.
During UFE, tiny beads are injected into the fibroid(s) vessels, cutting off blood flow.
Without blood flow, the fibroids shrink and die, and symptoms are reduced or eliminated.
If you’re suffering from fibroids and are looking to maintain fertility, we recommend you talk to a specialist, and discuss your fertility goals. Your doctor will help you weigh the benefits of treatment against the possibility of pregnancy issues.
Any procedure performed on the uterus to treat fibroids -including UFE- can lead to potential issues with future pregnancy including low birth weight, premature delivery, and miscarriage.