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We are versatile private gynaecologists based in London offering a comprehensive range of services for women’s health. Fibroid embolization is a minimally invasive procedure that helps in uterine fibroids treatment.
This procedure is considered a safe and effective alternative to surgery for women who want to preserve their fertility or avoid invasive procedures.
We provide the best possible care for our patients inflicted with uterine fibroids, using state-of-the-art technology to perform fibroid embolization. We work closely with each patient to ensure a personalized treatment plan and services.
Fibroid embolisation is a minimally invasive procedure that cuts off the blood supply to uterine fibroids. This procedure involves injecting tiny particles into the arteries that supply blood to the fibroids, causing them to shrink and eventually die.
Unlike traditional surgical procedures, fibroid embolisation does not require large incisions or general anaesthesia. Instead, a small catheter is inserted into an artery in the groin, and the particles are delivered directly to the arteries supplying the fibroids.
Fibroid embolisation is an excellent treatment option for women who have fibroids that are causing them significant discomfort or pain. It is also a good option for women who want to avoid surgery. It is contradictory to candidates with other health conditions.
Compared to surgery, fibroid embolisation is a much less invasive procedure. It doesn’t require a large incision, and it doesn’t require general anaesthesia. Additionally, fibroid embolisation typically results in a shorter recovery time than surgery.
That said, fibroid embolisation is not appropriate for everyone. If your fibroids are more extensive or if you have multiple fibroids, surgery may be a better option for you.
Fibroid Embolisation offers several benefits over traditional surgery for uterine fibroids, including a shorter hospital stay, quicker recovery time and fewer complications. It also preserves the uterus for women who want to have children in the future.
As with any medical procedure, there are risks associated with fibroid embolisation. The most common risk includes the following:
Some women experience post-embolisation syndrome, which can cause fever, nausea and pain. However, this condition is usually temporary and resolves within a few days.
After fibroid embolisation, you can expect to experience some mild discomfort or pain for a few days. However, most women can return to normal activities within a week or two. It’s important to note that fibroid embolisation is not a permanent solution to fibroids. While the procedure is very effective at shrinking fibroids, it does not prevent new fibroids from developing in the future.
We perform fibroid embolisation under local anaesthesia, so you will not feel any pain during the procedure.
Fibroid embolisation does not usually affect fertility, but we do not recommend it for women who want to get pregnant. If you are considering fibroid embolisation and want children in the future, you should consult your options with your gynaecologist.