Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)
Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that develop in the uterus. Symptoms associated with them include pelvic pain/pressure, heavy menstrual bleeding and abdominal enlargement.
UFE is a minimally invasive treatment for uterine fibroids in which a small catheter is inserted into the groin or wrist area and used to deliver particles that block the blood flow to the fibroids causing them to shrink or dissapear.
UFE leads to a shorter recovery time, minimal complication risk, preserves the uterus and is unlikely to lead to menopause when compared to surgery.
Pelvic Congestion Syndrome (PCS)
PCS is a painful condition resulting from varicose veins in the pelvis. These veins become incompetent in carrying the blood back to the heart, leading to pooling in the pelvis, which leads to pressure and bulging veins.
Ovarian vein embolization (OVE) is a minimally invasive treatment for PCS in which a small catheter is inserted through the femoral vein and into the faulty veins which are sealed during the procedure leading to pain relief. OVE is performed in an outpatient setting, with a short recovery time and minimal complication risk.
A varicocele is an enlarged vein in the man’s scrotum that may cause pain, swelling and infertility. Using a small catheter inserted through a groin or neck vein, tiny coils and/or embolic fluid is injected into the affected vein to divert blood flow away from it. This leads to relief of scrotal pain and swelling and may improve sperm quality in some infertile patients.
WOMEN'S AND MEN'S HEALTH
Women's and Men's Health