Is There an Alternative to Hysterectomy for Uterine Fibroids? Keep your body parts!

Hysterectomy Alternative Atlanta

A hysterectomy is a drastic solution to resolving uterine fibroids. Fortunately, there is an alternative to hysterectomy in Atlanta. It's known as uterine fibroid embolization (UFE). This procedure is minimally invasive. Embolization involves the insertion of a thin catheter, through which small particles are injected to block the blood flow in the arteries that feed the uterine fibroids. When the fibroids are deprived of blood, they begin to shrink.

Embolization is a highly effective treatment option for women who wish to avoid having the uterus removed. Because it does not require a surgical incision, the recovery time is fast. In fact, patients do not even require general anesthesia for the procedure. After embolization, the uterine fibroids not only shrink in size, but they also become softer, which means they do not exert pressure on the nearby structures. Plus, unlike other treatments for uterine fibroids, UFE is considered a permanent solution. Dr. John Lipman has performed over 5,000 UFE's in Atlanta and has one of the largest experiences of UFE in the world. His current center is in Smyrna and after having fibroid embolization, women rarely experience regrowth of their fibroids.