Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)

As a woman ages, her risk for developing uterine fibroids increases. And while these growths
are non-cancerous in nature, the resulting symptoms may take a toll on her overall health and

Along with fibroids, pelvic congestion syndrome, (or PCS), may also be a prevalent source of
pelvic pain and discomfort that a woman could endure within her lifetime.

Thus, our team has made it a priority to assist in diagnosing and treating these conditions,
thereby relieving women of their symptoms and providing long-lasting comfort.

Uterine Fibroids

Non-cancerous tissue growths on or around the uterus, known as uterine fibroids, typically
generate pressure on the surrounding organs, thereby causing symptoms such as heavy
menstrual bleeding and/or cramping.

Other uterine fibroid symptoms include:

● Bloating
● Exhaustion
● Lowered libido
● Urinary incontinence
● And more

Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)
Treating uterine fibroids can be safe, easy, and effective with uterine fibroid embolization (UFE).
This FDA-approved procedure can be performed in our state-of-the-art outpatient setting and
requires minimal downtime once completed.

Using a catheter and ultrasound technology, a physician will release tiny particles that block
blood flow to the fibroids and begin to shrink any growths, eliminating the patient’s symptoms.

With a satisfaction rate of over 90%, our patients can rest assured knowing that UFE has many
other benefits, including that…

● The procedure requires minimal downtime
● No anesthesia is needed
● The treatment can be done in our comfortable outpatient facility
● And more

About Pelvic Congestion Syndrome (PCS)

If a woman develops pelvic congestion syndrome, also known as PCS, she may experience
pain and discomfort from the stagnation of blood flow through her gonadal veins. As this
condition worsens and the blood slows, vein dilation could occur, leading to increasing pressure
on adjacent organs in the pelvis.

Women who have been pregnant two or more times are at higher risk of developing PCS.
However, here at Gulf Coast Vascular, we offer treatment options such as UFE and sclerotherapy to help
relieve a patient’s symptoms and provide the care needed for a safe and complete recovery.