Uterine Fibroid Embolization Reviews

Uterine Fibroid Embolization Reviews

Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) has transformed the lives of many women suffering from fibroids! This non-surgical procedure can eliminate the painful and often debilitating fibroid symptoms. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with fibroids and are not sure what this procedure is all about, be sure to read this article and watch the attached uterine fibroid embolization reviews!

The Benefits Of Uterine Fibroid Embolization

Fibroids can change the shape of a woman’s uterus and cause fertility issues, they can cause pain and bleeding that interferes with her life, her job, her relationships, etc.

Most OB-GYNs will give women only surgical options for treating fibroids that will compromise the uterus or completely remove it. Most women who underwent a myomectomy to remove fibroids found only temporary relief and their fibroids returned. This is because typically all of the fibroids that are in the uterus cannot be removed surgically. Therefore, the fibroids that are left behind after myomectomy surgery will begin to grow and this explains the high (11% per year) rate of fibroid recurrence. Obviously, since UFE knocks out ALL of the fibroids that are present in the uterus, the rate of fibroid recurrence with UFE is dramatically lower, particularly if the woman is over 40 years of age at the time of the UFE.

A Woman Had A Myomectomy And Her Fibroids Returned

Imagine, undergoing surgery that you’re under the impression it will remove all of the fibroids, only to be told that they were unsuccessful in reaching and removing some of the fibroids. As noted above, this is not an unusual example but is typical following myomectomy surgery. Every woman that undergoes myomectomy surgery also has to realize that they might wake up with a hysterectomy and have to sign paperwork prior to their surgery attesting to this.

A Woman Underwent 2 Myomectomy Surgeries
That Failed To Eliminate Her Fibroids

This patient had two myomectomies to remove fibroids. Unfortunately, a myomectomy is often only a temporary solution for fibroids. Each myomectomy required not only a surgical procedure but an 8-week recovery period, and neither one eliminated all of her fibroids. UFE left her symptom free with a recovery time of less than a week!

Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) can effectively and safely neutralize fibroids and their nasty symptoms without compromising the uterus. Retaining the uterus should be paramount in light of recent research that links many women’s health-related issues and mental health to this vital organ.

UFE Procedure Reviews

Listen to these women tell their stories and how their lives were improved after visiting Atlanta Fibroid Center and undergoing the UFE procedure.

A Woman Almost Died From Anemia Before UFE

Anemia can be one of the more severe symptoms of uterine fibroids and is caused by prolonged heavy bleeding. Anemia causes many debilitating symptoms and can even result in death.

Porsha Williams Fibroid Story

Porsha Williams suffered a miscarriage due to fibroids and then had myomectomy surgery but her fibroids grew back during her second pregnancy. She had previously heard about UFE but also was given misinformation about not being able to have a baby after undergoing UFE.After having the UFE procedure and learning more about it, Porsche is sharing her UFE story so other women can have this knowledge earlier and can avoid surgery.

A Woman Spent Years Suffering From Fibroids Before UFE

This poor woman went through years of suffering from heavy bleeding and worrying at work that she was going to have an accident. After having UFE at the Atlanta Fibroid Center she is very happy she got a 2nd opinion and did not have surgery!

A Woman Suffering From Fibroids Was Told To Wait A Year
Before Treatment By OB-GYN

This patient was told by her OB-GYN to just take the “watch and wait” approach but she was so miserable she chose to seek another opinion. She met with Dr. Lipman at the Atlanta Fibroid Center and is now 3 months post-UFE – fibroids are gone!

A Woman Was Told By Two Doctors That
Her Only Option For Fibroids Was Hysterectomy

This Woman was told by her primary care physician and her OB-GYN that she had to have a hysterectomy to treat her fibroids. She is no longer suffering from fibroid symptoms and still has her uterus!

Before Undergoing UFE
A Woman Had 5 Surgeries That Did Not Help

This patient had 5 myomectomies! What? Yes! You read that correctly 5! Think about all the unnecessary surgery. Dr. Lipman used MRI imaging and performed the UFE procedure. This is her 3-month check-up and her MRI is clear and her fibroid symptoms are gone.

A Woman Had 4 Miscarriages And
Finally Had a Baby After UFE

Meet our happy mother! Unfortunately, she suffered through the grief of 4 miscarriages due to growing uterine fibroids. She heard about UFE and met with Dr. Lipman. She had the UFE procedure and a few short months later she not only felt like a new woman but she was pregnant! She delivered a healthy full-term baby girl. Dr. Lipman has an entire wall in his office dedicated to baby pictures sent to him by his UFE patients!

FAQs About Uterine Fibroid and UFE

1. What Are Uterine Fibroids?

Uterine fibroids are benign, non-cancerous tumors that grow in and around the uterus. There are different types of fibroids and they are classified by where they are located in the uterus. Fibroids can be small like a pea, large like a pumpkin, or anywhere in between.

Fibroids can cause a host of symptoms that can inhibit a woman’s ability to carry out her normal day-to-day activities and significantly impact her quality of life. Some of the symptoms of fibroids are:

  • Heavy and prolonged menstrual bleeding;
  • Abdominal pain & pressure;
  • Painful intercourse;
  • Back or leg pain;
  • Frequent urination (even interrupting sleep);
  • Fatigue, weakness, lightheadedness, brain fog (cloudy thinking), migraine-like headaches, chewing or craving ice due to chronic iron-deficiency anemia.

2. What Is Uterine Fibroid Embolization?

Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is an outpatient, nonsurgical procedure that does not require a hospital or a hospital stay. It is performed by an Interventional Radiologist expertly trained in UFE like Dr. John Lipman or Dr. Mitchell Ermentrout of the Atlanta Fibroid Center.

During the procedure, the blood supply that is vital to the survival of the fibroids is cut off causing them to die. As they die, they soften and shrink, resulting in significant or complete relief of the woman’s symptoms. Some women feel relief as early as their first menstrual period after UFE!

3. Does Uterine Fibroid Embolization Really Work?

Uterine fibroid embolization is successful in 90% of women who undergo the procedure. In certain instances, a fibroid may not be connected to the uterine blood supply and does not respond to the treatment. Dr. Lipman is an expert in his field and has helped nearly 10,000 women reclaim their quality of life.

4. Do Fibroids Grow Back After Embolization?

Fibroids are hard and firm to the touch. When the blood supply is cut off to the fibroids, they begin to soften. This softening is followed by shrinking of the fibroids; the combination of which leads to symptom improvement.

Some of the fibroids will disappear, and some shrink but remain in the uterine muscle. This is similar to what occurs when a woman enters menopause. These dead fibroids will never bother the woman again.

5. Why Was I Not Told About UFE?

One of the questions we hear very often is “Why didn’t I know about UFE when I was diagnosed with fibroids?” Or “How come my Ob-Gyn only gave me myomectomy and hysterectomy as options for fibroid treatment?

One of the most common reasons is because an Ob-Gyn is a surgeon and as surgeons, they know and understand surgery. Both of these options are surgical procedures that are performed by Ob-Gyns. UFE is performed by a different type of physician, an Interventional Radiologist who is expertly trained in the UFE procedure. In 2008, the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG) endorsed UFE as a safe and effective procedure to treat symptomatic fibroids for women that wanted to keep their uterus. Therefore, it is unacceptable for Ob-Gyns not to mention UFE for all of their symptomatic fibroid patients.

Another reason is that until recently women were not openly sharing their experiences with each other. Women who were suffering from fibroid symptoms thought they were “unusual” or “alone”. They did not realize there are so many women out there just like them, having the same experience. When women began having conversations about fibroids, sharing information, and learning from each other, lives started to change!

If you have been told that you need to have surgery due to fibroids or adenomyosis, it is worth your time to consult with Dr. Lipman and see if UFE may be right for you. The 90% success rate speaks for itself as do the many patients you can find in these UFE video testimonials. Myomectomy should be at most a one-time procedure and a hysterectomy for fibroids should be used only as a last resort.

The Atlanta Fibroid Center has been helping women become fibroid free for over 25 years. With close to 10,000 procedures to his credit, Dr. Lipman is one of the most experienced UFE experts in the nation. Set up your consultation today and begin your fibroid-free journey!

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