Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) as a minimally invasive procedure used to treat fibroid tumors of the uterus which can cause heavy menstrual bleeding, pain, and pressure on the bladder or bowel. It uses a form of real-time x-ray called fluoroscopy to guide the delivery of embolic agents to the uterus and fibroids. These agents block the arteries that provide blood to the fibroids and cause them to shrink. Studies have shown that nearly 90 percent of women who undergo UFE experience significant or complete resolution of their fibroid-related symptoms
Uterine Fibroid Embolization is a minimally invasive (non-surgical), safe, effective and permanent solution for treating fibroids.
Offering a world class safer permanent solution to treat fibroids for over 25years.
Interventional Diagnostics Radiologist
Diagnostic Radiologist, Polokwane Netcare Pholoso Hospital, Polokwane.
Experienced Radiologist with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & Private health care industry. Skilled in Vascular, X-ray, Medical Devices, Breast Imaging, MRI and Emergency Medicine. Strong professional graduated from Moroka High and Wits
It’s normal to have concerns and questions with any medical procedure raises concerns patients, their loved ones have concerns pre, during and post the procedure. Let’s address some of the most common questions we’ve been asked by patient’s
Yes. UFE is minimally invasive. A recent study published in the journal Radiology, found that UFE treatment can help restore fertility in women with uterine fibroids.
Woman at child-bearing age, and about 20 years post-menopause.
Yes. UFE/Fibroid Embolization is the best treatment for fibroids at all ages for the following reasons:
Older patients with atherosclerotic vessels.
Yes, UFE is commonly a once off treatment.
It’s normal to have concerns and questions with any medical procedure raises concerns patients, their loved ones have concerns pre, during and post the procedure. Let’s address some of the most common questions we’ve been asked by patient’s.
I had my uterus removed. I had multiples fibroids and one looked the size of a baby’s head when it was removed. I kept my cervix and my ovaries but now I’m starting to bleed off and on and cramping like I’m on my period.
I have been told I have a 21 cm uterine fibroid but doctors don’t seem to be concerned. I have no symptoms other than constant bowel problems and bloating, and my stomach looks like I am six months pregnant. I feel confused and don’t know what to do as all I get from doctors is Fybogel to relieve constipation.
I have been experiencing these sharp pains at least daily from 8th of May till even now, 19th of May and I have been mistaking it to be cramps, but it seems not, because my periods are not dropping yet. The pain is constant most especially in the nights. I wonder if this could be uterine fibroids.