Uterine Fibroid Embolization
The Mount Sinai Health System has been a leader in the treatment of uterine fibroids for more than two decades and is one of a few hospitals with a dedicated Fibroid Care Center. With over 40 years of combined experience, our expert vascular and interventional radiology staff is well versed in the microcatheter and embolization techniques utilized for this procedure.
Our staff gives numerous community health talks throughout the year focusing on the problems created by uterine fibroids and subsequent treatment options. A personal consultation can be scheduled to discuss your individual symptoms. We make it a point to discuss all treatment options with you and your referring gynecologist. Our Division works in conjunction with the Woman’s Health and the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department here at Mount Sinai Health System, including Dr. Charles Ascher-Walsh, Director of Gynecology and head of the Fibroid Center to provide the right treatment option for you.
What is Uterine Fibroid Embolization?
Uterine fibroid embolization is a minimally invasive procedure utilizing a small puncture in the skin thereby decreasing recovery time and complications compared to conventional surgery. Patients are allowed to go home the same day as the procedure, eliminating an inconvenient overnight hospital stay. Symptomatic relief is observed in a majority of women undergoing the procedure. A six-month follow-up MRI typically shows a 50 percent decrease in size of the fibroids compared to the pre-procedure scan.
The most important aspect is patient satisfaction with the procedure and its outcomes. A majority of patients (95 percent) have satisfactory improvement in symptoms such as heavy and prolonged menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, increased urinary frequency, constipation and other bulk symptoms.
If you have any of the above symptoms and would like to arrange for a consult, feel free to contact us at 212-241-7409.