Fibroids affect about 30% of women between ages 30 and 45. The good news is that fibroids can be effectively managed to get you back to your quality of life. Andrew Doe, MD, an interventional radiologist, offers non-invasive fibroid treatments like uterine fibroid embolization in Houston, TX, to cause the fibroids to disappear along with the unpleasant symptoms. This treatment means no more bleeding or pain, and you can get back to improved quality of life. The treatment can benefit you in several other ways compared to other alternative fibroid treatments. Look at the following benefits you might not even have considered.
Your Uterus Get Spared
Fibroid symptoms can be severe and, in some cases, can only be managed through the removal of the uterus. However, uterine fibroid embolization involves only your blood vessels, and your fibroid will disappear without having to interfere with the uterus. Unlike a hysterectomy where your uterus is removed or myomectomy where some uterus tissues are removed, you will keep your uterus untouched after getting uterine fibroid embolization treatment. Only the vessels supplying blood to the fibroids will be cut off.
You Get Fewer Scars
The actual uterine fibroid embolization is less invasive than traditional surgical procedures for fibroids. Both hysterectomy and myomectomy involve scars in your abdomen or inside your vagina, but uterine fibroid embolization only involves a small nick made on your skin. Over time, the nick will heal completely, leaving behind no scar. You will be happy with the appearance of your skin and boost your confidence.
You are Exposed to Fewer Risks.
Uterine fibroid embolization is less invasive and will minimize your chances of complications following your treatment, unlike with hysterectomy and myomectomy. Additionally, uterine fibroid embolization involves no general anesthesia keeping you safe from possible side effects of the anesthesia. Also, risks of infection or significant bleeding are minimal since no significant cuts are made on your flesh. Due to fewer risks of complications, uterine fibroid embolization can be done as an outpatient procedure.
Spend Less Recovery Time
With fewer surgical risks, you can get back to your everyday life sooner. Most patients get back to their regular schedules within two weeks of treatment, compared to the six weeks of recovery with other surgeries. You will save time on your job and spend less as the more recovery time, the more you spend. Spending more time at the hospital increases your medical bill.
Multiple Fibroids are Treated
No matter how many fibroids you have, you do not need separate procedures when you seek uterine fibroid embolization. Your provider can separate different blood vessels supplying blood to the fibroids and cut blood supply to all the fibroids. Although a hysterectomy can also eliminate all fibroids, it will involve a significant procedure that will see your uterus being removed. On the other side, a myomectomy may not eliminate all the fibroids.
Your Fibroid Related Symptoms Fade Away
The accompanying issues will improve when the root source of your problems is addressed. Your bleeding and pain will be elevated, and you might be able to experience regular periods and lead a quality life.
If you are enduring painful symptoms due to fibroids, explore more about uterine fibroid embolization by contacting Dr. Doe and the Alate Health team of medical experts. You will learn more ways you can gain from the treatment.