Who performs uterine fibroid embolization (UFE)?
Uterine fibroid embolization is performed by a qualified Vascular and Interventional Radiologists, also referred to as IR, who train and specialize in minimally invasive image-guided procedures. A vascular and interventional radiology fellowship is the only medical specialty that formally trains physicians to become an embolization expert. See the video at the end of this page to learn more.
How long has fibroid embolization been performed by IR?
For over 20 years, Interventional Radiologists have performed uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), which provides women a non-surgical option to treat fibroids. This uterus saving procedure is only taught in an interventional radiology specialty fellowship, in addition to other types of embolization procedures. Embolization requires a thorough understanding and experience with different types of catheters, wires, and embolization materials to provide an effective and safe outcome.
Why California Vascular & Interventional?
Our Vascular and Interventional Radiologist at CVI is dedicated, highly qualified and has successfully performed numerous fibroid embolization procedures. In addition to fibroids, he has extensive experience in other types of embolization procedures including the liver, spleen, bowel, musculoskeletal, heart, lungs, prostate, and vascular diseases. Read here for more about our practice.
Contact us today to find out if you are candidate for fibroid embolization. You can obtain a consultation virtually via a video telehealth platform or meet our doctor in person at one of our office locations in Los Angeles or Southern California.