Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates Offers Alternative to Hysterectomy for Uterine Fibroids
- Created: April 27, 2009
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“Based on long- and short-term outcomes, uterine artery embolization is a safe and effective option for appropriately selected women who wish to retain their uteri,” the practice bulletin reports. The bulletin, released in 2008, also evaluates other alternatives to hysterectomy.
“We applaud the ACOG for recognizing UFE as an effective alternative,” Doherty says. “Many women have suffered from fibroids and have avoided surgical treatment because they are concerned about downtime from work, loss of income and other issues. The ACOG bulletin has opened the way for women to discuss with their OB-GYNs the treatment options that are available to them.”
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