Fresno Fibroid Center
Non-Surgical Fibroid Treatment & Interventional Radiology located in Fresno, CA
Fresno Fibroid Center offers minimally invasive, state-of-the-art, non-surgical fibroid treatment alternatives for women with uterine fibroids and adenomyosis. The expert team of physicians shares over 15 years of combined experience performing uterine fibroid embolization at their office in Fresno, California. Major surgery, like hysterectomy and myomectomy (surgical removal of fibroids), is not a woman’s only solution when it comes to getting relief from troublesome uterine fibroids. Uterine fibroid embolization is a proven, effective treatment for these benign growths in the womb. Hundreds of thousands of women from around the world have experienced this non-surgical solution to fibroids. At the Fresno Fibroid Center, women can receive expert, personalized care for their symptomatic fibroids. The entire team works hard to give their patients the absolute best care possible. If you’re suffering from symptomatic uterine fibroids, choose the expert medical team at Fresno Fibroid Center. Call the office today for an appointment, or book online to learn about treatment solutions.
Uterine Fibroid Embolization Q & A
How do I know I have uterine fibroids?
Uterine fibroids are incredibly common but often cause no symptoms, so women may not even know they have them. Fibroids can range in size from very small, like a walnut, to as large as a grapefruit, or even bigger.
If you have symptomatic fibroids, you may experience:
- Pelvic pain and pressure
- Heavy, excessive menstrual bleeding
- Urinary incontinence and frequent urination
Symptomatic fibroids can make it difficult for you to perform tasks and can interfere with your quality of life. If you suspect you’re suffering from uterine fibroids or have been diagnosed, consult with the team at Fresno Fibroid Center to find out about solutions.
What is uterine fibroid embolization?
Not all fibroids require treatment. If you have small fibroids that aren’t bothersome, the doctors at Fresno Fibroid Center may recommend a watch-and-wait approach. They’ll regularly monitor the size of your fibroids and check-in with you to see if you’re experiencing any symptoms.
Uterine fibroid embolization is a treatment available for symptomatic fibroids. This minimally invasive procedure is an alternative to surgeries, such as hysterectomy and myomectomy, often recommended for fibroid removal.
Uterine fibroid embolization involves accessing the arteries that provide blood to the fibroids and blocking them off, so the fibroids shrink. During the procedure, your doctor uses an X-ray camera to guide the placement of a tube (or catheter) into the arteries that lead to your fibroids. Small particles called embolic material are injected through the tube to block the arteries. Blood flow to your uterus isn’t compromised.
What are the benefits of uterine fibroid embolization?
Uterine fibroid embolization is a minimally invasive alternative to traditional surgeries used to remove fibroids. You get faster relief from heavy menstrual bleeding, urinary dysfunction, and pelvic pain. You require less recovery than you might with other treatment methods. You go home about 4-6 hours after the procedure, which rarely requires an overnight hospital stay.
The procedure also preserves your uterus and results in little blood loss. You’re usually back to all your regular activities within two weeks.
Improve your confidence and comfort by reducing symptoms of uterine fibroids. Call Fresno Fibroid Center for a consultation or book online to get started on your fibroid treatment.