Frequently Asked Questions
I have uterine fibroids, am I a candidate for Embolization?
Not all patients with uterine fibroids are candidates for Embolization. If you have uterine fibromas and have symptoms (extended abundant and painful menstruations,) you may be a candidate for Embolization. We suggest you make an appointment with us at 305-9076191 and we will evaluate you and give you the best recommendation of treatment, be it medical, surgical or Embolization. During your consultation you will be evaluated by a multidisciplinary team, we will carry out a pelvic ultrasound (if necessary) and review your magnetic resonance imaging MRI of your pelvis.
I have uterine fibroids, I do not have children. Am I a candidate for Embolization?
Uterine Embolization is done to improve symptoms from Fibroids. In woman with no children, it is not the first option. It can be done after reviewing all treatment options and discussing with the gynecologist. .
My Gynecologist did not recommend Embolization, he suggests a Hysterectomy or Myomectomy. Why?
Not all patients with uterine fibroids are candidates for Uterine Embolization. If your gynecologist did not recommend this procedure, you are possibly not a candidate or perhaps he does not know the results of this technique. Embolization is a minimally invasive treatment to avoid surgery that must be added to the treatment options. The best procedure should be suggested. Each patient is different. We are happy to give you a second opinion.
Does Uterine Embolization hurt, how long does it last?
Uterine embolization is a minimally invasive intervention which is carried out under sedation and local anesthesia, it does not hurt. Intervention lasts approximately 20 to 30 minutes. After Embolization all patients evidence a certain degree of pain or distress in their abdomen, easy to manage with analgesic and anti inflammatory during the first 24 hours.
What is the cost of this intervention? Does my insurance cover it?
The cost of this intervention is similar or less than a Hysterectomy or Myomectomy. Most medical insurance cover the procedure.
I would like a second opinion with you in order to know if I am or not a candidate for medical treatment, Embolization, Myomectomy or Hysterectomy. How do I contact you?
You may ask for an appointment in which you will be evaluated by a multidisciplinary team. Call us at 305-9076191 or send us an email.