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What are uterine fibroids?

Uterine fibroids are very common non-cancerous growths that develop in the muscular wall of the uterus. Uterine fibroids are the most frequent indication for hysterectomy in premenopausal women.

DMH Interventional Radiology Institute offers an alternative to hysterectomy for women suffering from uterine fibroids. Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a minimally invasive interventional procedure that is performed while the patient is conscious, but sedated. General anesthesia is not required.

Fibroid embolization usually requires a hospital stay of one night. Many women resume light activities in a few days and the majority of women are able to return to normal activities within seven to 10 days.

To learn if you are a candidate for uterine fibroid embolization, call the DMH Interventional Radiology Institute at 217-876-6730.