Fibroid Treatment in Houston, Texas
Houston Fibroids by Texas Endovascular
Dr. Hardee, Dr. Fox, and Dr. Valenson also specialize in performing Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE). That’s a less invasive treatment option for uterine fibroids and adenomyosis. We see patients at our Houston Fibroids locations in Katy, Houston, and Sugar Land. And we offer UFE consultations and treatment.
What are uterine fibroids?
Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous tumors. They grow throughout the uterus. Typically, women ages 35-55 develop fibroids. They can cause many unwanted symptoms. These include heavy periods, an enlarged abdomen, pelvic pain or pressure, urinary incontinence, pain during sexual intercourse, or constipation. Symptoms can vary depending on the location and size of fibroid tumors.
Unfortunately, African American women have higher fibroid risk rates. But more than half of all women will develop fibroids in their lifetime.
What are my fibroid treatment options in Houston?
There are many available treatment options. And most will improve quality of life for women who experience uterine fibroids symptoms. More conservative options include watchful waiting or hormone therapy. Then, surgical treatments include a myomectomy or hysterectomy.
For a less invasive choice, there’s uterine fibroid embolization. It’s also known as uterine artery embolization, and it has a high success rate. Both in shrinking fibroids and for lessening symptoms.
What is Uterine Fibroid Embolization?
UFE is a procedure that doesn’t require anesthesia. It’s performed through an artery in your groin or wrist. And it’s done as an outpatient procedure. Recovery after UFE is shorter and less risky than surgical recovery.
During UFE, doctors guide a catheter through your femoral or radial artery. Next, they inject embolic material to the blood vessels feeding the fibroid tumor. That cuts off the fibroid’s blood flow. Soon after, fibroids shrink and patients’ symptoms improve.
Patient Reviews for UFE
UFE has a high success rate for treating symptoms of uterine fibroids. Read through UFE patient success stories on our Houston Fibroids website.
Interested in learning more about uterine fibroid embolization, a non-surgical treatment for fibroids? Visit us at houstonfibroids.com.