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Peoria, Arizona 85381

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Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)

Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a minimally invasive treatment for fibroid tumors of the uterus.

Fibroid tumors are benign tumors that arise from the muscular wall of the uterus. Also known as myomas, it is extremely rare for them to turn cancerous. More commonly, they cause heavy menstrual bleeding, pain in the pelvic region, pressure on the bladder or bowel, and even chronic anemia and fatigue.

In a UFE procedure, Dr. Rami uses x-ray guidance (fluoroscopy) to guide a thin flexible tube called a catheter into the uterine arteries and subsequently deliver tiny particles to the uterus and fibroids. The particles block the blood flow preferentially to the fibroids, causing them to shrink and sparing the uterus and allowing it to heal. Nearly 90 percent of women with fibroids experience relief of their symptoms.

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Desert Vein & Vascular Institute
14155 N. 83rd Ave Ste 136
Peoria Arizona 85381
Phone 623-847-3884