Is Uterine Artery Embolization an experimental procedure?
- Created: April 14, 2010
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Learn whether UFE is an experimental procedure and how long it has been performed in the United States.
Uterine Artery Embolization, also known as Uterine Fibroid Embolization or UFE, is in no way an experimental procedure. Not only is the procedure an approved treatment of fibroids, but it has also been performed in the US since 1995. Additionally, the polyvinyl alcohol particles, or PVA particles, are FDA approved embolic agents; therefore, there is no aspect of this procedure that is in any sense “experimental”. Moreover, many insurance companies cover UFE on a routine basis. Had the procedure been an experimental one, this would not be possible. Most of Dr. Bruce McLucas’ patients are covered by various insurance companies; therefore, they are able to worry less about finances.
Fibroids Treatment Collective (FTC) introduced embolization to America over a decade ago. We are responsible for thousands of successful treatments and actively train other physicians to perform this safe, non-surgical procedure. FTC was established by Dr.Bruce McLucas, a graduate of Yale Medical School and a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. McLucas is one of the only gynecologists in America accredited in the skills necessary to perform embolization, allowing him to participate in every step of your treatment.
To learn more about fibroids and the embolization procedure, please feel free to contact the Fibroid Treatment Collective at 866-362-6463 or request a free phone consultation. We are always more than happy to provide you with useful resources and help you make positive choices for your health!
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