UFE vs. Hysterectomy: A Patient's Guide [INFOGRAPHIC]

Over 600,000 hysterectomies are performed in the U.S. each year, with as many as 366,000 performed to treat uterine fibroids. Uterine fibroids are tumors that grow on the uterus and can cause pain, heavy bleeding, and infertility. Up to 40% of women have uterine fibroids during their reproductive years, though not all cases present symptoms. If you have uterine fibroids, there is an alternative to hysterectomy in Atlanta. Uterine fibroid embolization, or UFE, is a non-surgical procedure that treats fibroids and preserves the uterus. About 90% of women who undergo UFE report major improvements in their symptoms, and the procedure is relatively simple. Check out this infographic to learn more about uterine fibroid embolization and the advantages it offers over hysterectomy. Please share with your friends and family.

Categories: Fibroid Treatment