Uterine Fibroid Treatment

Uterine Fibroid Treatment

Fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that grow in the wall of the uterus. These tumors can cause pelvic pain and heavy menstrual bleeding, as well as bowel and bladder pressure. Fibroids can make it harder to become pregnant for some patients. If you have these symptoms, or are trying to get pregnant, your doctor can send you to our clinic for Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE).

What is UFE?

Uterine Fibroid Embolization is a modern alternative to older treatments, like hysterectomies. UFE does not remove the uterus.

UFE is a procedure used to treat fibroids in the uterus. After the skin is numbed, a thin flexible tube called a catheter is inserted through the groin or hip and into the arteries that feed the uterus. The radiologist deposits small particles into the arteries around the uterus, blocking blood flow to the fibroids and causing them to shrink. This procedure is 90% effective in relieving pain and other symptoms.

What to Expect

UFE takes about 30 to 60 minutes start to finish.  Because you might have cramping pain for a day or so afterward, you can stay the night in the hospital to receive pain medication if needed. Recovery is very quick and you should be back to normal activities in no time.


Following the treatment, the radiologist will arrange follow-up care with your primary doctor and gynecologist.

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Call 573-815-6287 to schedule a consultation.1600 E. Broadway
Columbia, Missouri