Women have safe, effective alternative to hysterectomies

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Women have safe, effective alternative to hysterectomies

Many may not realize it, but there is a safe and effective medical treatment that can help women suffering from fibroids avoid undergoing a hysterectomy. Dr. Ravi Kodali, a local interventional radiologist, said he has performed about 50 uterine fibroid embolizations (UFE) over the past 10 years.

These women were all candidates for hysterectomy, he said this week at St. Luke’s Hospital, one of four area hospitals where he and other interventional radiologists perform UFEs. Dr. Kodali said he doesn’t know how many women regionally have undergone hysterectomies over the past decade but is certain many of them could have avoided the surgery, which makes pregnancy impossible.

View from Source… The Toledo Journal

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