Uterine Fibroid Embolization
Learn More About Uterine Fibroid Embolization
What are Uterine Fibroids?
- Heavy periods
- Feeling of fullness in the belly
- Pain during intercourse
- Urge to urinate
What treatment options do I have for fibroids?
You don’t need surgery for fibroids unless they’re problematic. Birth control pills and over-the-counter pain relievers may be enough to relieve your symptoms. However, if you experience intolerable pain or have heavy bleeding or cramping, you may consider surgery.
If conservative treatments don’t help with your fibroids, you may consider one of three procedures: minimally invasive uterine fibroid embolization, surgical myomectomy, or hysterectomy.
What is uterine fibroid embolization?
Why choose NWES for my UFE?
Expertise-Dr. Kasthuri is a board-certified interventional radiologist with many years of experience performing minimally invasive vascular procedures and uterine fibroid embolization.
A Better Experience—Dr. Kasthuri and his seasoned staff pride themselves on providing a great experience for our patients, taking time to listen to their concerns and answer any questions they have. We will make sure you are safe and comfortable before, during, and after your procedure.
Less Downtime–UFE at NWES is an outpatient procedure, meaning you go back to the comfort of your home the same day. Dr. Kasthuri uses a unique strategy to numb the nerve near the uterus, greatly diminishing the pain experienced in what was once considered a painful procedure. Patients typically feel well and can return to most activities within one week of the procedure.
Saravanan Kasthuri, MD
Northwest Endovascular Surgery
Interventional Radiologist & Endovascular Surgeon located in Benton County, Richland, WA
“My experience was fantastic. Dr. Kasthuri explained all procedures and took the time to answer all my questions.”