Non-Surgical Fibroid Treatment
Which Is Better For Me?
When it comes to fibroid treatment, we believe that less is more. A less invasive fibroid procedure means less trauma, less risk, and shorter recovery time. Our Fibroid Specialists explain why we opt for UFE, the least invasive treatment for uterine fibroids.
Clinical studies have repeatedly shown that surgical and non-surgical fibroid treatment approaches are equally effective when it comes to fibroid symptom relief . However, these treatments differ significantly when it comes to patient experience and longer-term health considerations. When we consult with patients about their options, we tend to focus on these differences:
• Invasiveness – how much trauma is involved in the procedure?
• Hospital Stay – how many nights will I be hospitalized after the procedure?
• Recovery Time – how long until I can return to my daily activities?
• Safety – what side effects and complications can occur?
• Pregnancy – am I able to become pregnant afterwards?
• Fibroid Recurrence – will the fibroids come back?
• Reintervention – will I need another procedure for my fibroids in the future?
Throughout this review, we cover each of these decision points and provide more detail on how surgical and non-surgical treatment options compare. This review is based on the highest quality clinical data available at the time of writing this, but does not necessarily describe every individual’s experience with these therapies.
Focused On You
Surgical & Non-Surgical Fibroid Treatments Explained
Non-Surgical Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)
Scar from invasive surgical hysterectomy.
Side Effects & Complications
Uterine fibroids can cause heavy bleeding, pelvic pain, weight gain, and pregnancy challenges. Our Fibroid Specialists go in-depth on the common and the not-so-common symptoms of uterine fibroids.