Updated on Jun 2, 2021 by Dr. George Bolotin (Vein & Vascular Specialist) of Vein & Vascular Medical Care
While fibroids are almost always non-cancerous tumors, the pain and side effects they cause can devastate many women. You don’t have to suffer from painful uterine fibroids that disrupt your life. In New York City, you have access to a top fibroid expert in Dr. George Bolotin. His Astra Fibroid Treatment Specialists provide you with access to the latest technology to treat fibroids painlessly and thoroughly with a procedure called uterine fibroid embolization or UFE. UFE is safe and effective, even if you’re pregnant. Call today to schedule a consultation for this amazing treatment option.
Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a minimally invasive, outpatient treatment procedure commonly used to treat uterine fibroids. An endovascular procedure, it involves the injection of embolic agents into the arteries that supply fibroids with blood. Once the blood supply stops, the fibroids starve and die.
UFE is one of the more advanced fibroid treatments available after your diagnosis. The non-surgical procedure offers a safer, faster and more effective treatment for uterine growths, while also alleviating your fibroid symptoms. With this treatment, you preserve your uterus and avoid the complications of surgery.
After a diagnosis of fibroids, Dr. George Bolotin and the team at the Brooklyn-based practice of Astra Fibroid Treatment Specialists use advanced medical technology to treat your condition. Among the cutting-edge medical procedures offered at this fibroids center is artery embolization for uterine fibroids, most commonly referred to as UFE.
Fibroids can have a devastating effect on your life, and it’s necessary to find the most effective treatment early, before you suffer any further complications such as fertility problems. Common side effects and symptoms of fibroids include:
All or some of these symptoms can affect both your physical and emotional well-being. Your doctor recommends artery embolization for uterine fibroids because of its effectiveness and because it allows you to avoid the complications that come with surgery. Failure to treat uterine fibroids can lead to:
The uterine fibroid embolization procedure takes 30 to 45 minutes, depending on the number of fibroids being treated. Steps typically involved in the treatment include:
Uterine fibroid embolization is an alternative to traditional fibroid removal surgeries. There’s no risk of damage to the other internal organs, as Dr. Bolotin relies on advanced live imaging technology to identify the arteries. A successful procedure only affects the fibroids. This is one of the most effective fibroid treatments at a fibroids center.
The top UFE benefits include:
Before fibroid embolization, doctors recommended some alternative fibroid treatment approaches, such as:
A hysterectomy, which involves removing your entire uterus, can feel devastating, especially if you’re of childbearing age. Luckily, fibroids specialists like Dr. Bolotin now use advanced technologies, such as uterine fibroid embolization, for enhanced safety, increased success rates and fertility protection.
At the state-of-the-art facility of the Astra Fibroid Treatment Specialists in Brooklyn, Dr. Bolotin leverages the latest medical research and technologies in fibroids treatment. Contact these fibroids specialists for a review and personalized treatment, based on your diagnosis.Dr. George Bolotin has either authored or reviewed and approved this content. Vein & Vascular Medical Care