Uterine Artery Embolization (UAE) for the Removal of Fibroids
Treating fibroids non-invasively

Uterine Artery Embolization (UAE)

Uterine Artery Embolization (UAE) for Fibroids

Uterine Artery Embolization for Fibroids
Advantages of UAE
Disadvantages of UAE
Uterine Artery Embolization Side Effects
Uterine Artery Embolization Contraindications
History of UAE

Note: UAE is also referred to as Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE). Both terms refer to the same myoma treatment procedure.

The UAE Procedure

Uterine Artery Embolization (UAE), also called Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE), is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to treat uterine fibroids. This surgery uses a technique called embolization which blocks the flow of blood through the vessels around the fibroids depriving them of the oxygen they need to grow. The oxygen deprivation results in the fibroids shrinking. Although a relatively new treatment for fibroids, UAE has been used for years to control heavy bleeding after childbirth. Myoma embolization is performed by an interventional radiologist who works in consultation with your gynecologist. The procedure takes about an hour. UAE is not recommended for women who are planning future pregnancies, because its effects on fertility are not conclusively known.