Surgery or Uterine Fibroid Embolization?

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Surgery or Uterine Fibroid Embolization?

Many women battle between the decision to treat fibroids with surgery or with other treatment options, but it is important to consider all of your alternatives.

My mother is at the age of 46.  We found out that her uterus is mildly bulky with fibroids. Does she need surgery?

This question cannot be answered with a simple yes or no response.  There is a combination of factors that patients must consider when looking into the various types of fibroid treatment.  Here are a couple questions to consider when looking into fibroid treatment options:

  • Are my symptoms severe and  impeding on my quality of life?
  • Do I want to have children in the future?
  • Do I want to retain my uterus?
  • Do I want to undergo surgery and the recovery period associated with such a procedure?

These are just some of the questions that you should consider when looking into surgery as a treatment for fibroids. If you decide that retaining your uterus is not a priority and dealing with 6-8 weeks post surgery recovery is something that you are willing to tolerate, then surgery may be right for you.  However, it is important to add that looking into all of your treatment alternatives is suggested.

Uterine Fibroid Embolization is a simple, fast and effective treatment option for fibroids.   With UFE, women do not have to choose between dealing with symptoms and keeping their fertility.  Additionally, patients that undergo UFE look to a quick 5-7 day recovery period, allowing them to return to their daily activities much faster than other surgical treatment methods.

There are various alternatives for the treatment of fibroids, and it is vital that each patient explores both the pros and cons of each of these options.  Speak with your doctor about the treatment options that are available to you, or give us a call at 866-362-6463 to schedule a FREE phone consultation with Dr.  Bruce McLucas. 

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