Uterine Fibroid Embolization Procedure in Houston

What is Uterine Fibroid Emobolization – UFE?

Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) is a minimally invasive procedure performed by an Interventional Radiologist (IR) to treat uterine fibroids. Patients who suffer from uterine fibroids typically experience the following symptoms:

  • Pelvic pressure
  • Fatigue
  • Pelvic pain
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding/periods
  • Passing blood clots during menstrual cycle
  • Severe cramps
  • Distended Abdomen
  • Bloating
  • Pain during or following intercourse
  • Pain down the back of one or both legs
  • Constipation
  • An urge to urinate frequently
  • Infertility

The UFE procedure is performed entirely through an IV. Using X-Rays, Dr. Maneevese identifies the blood vessels that feed the fibroids, and through careful maneuvers will inject microscopic beads that plug up the artery causing the fibroid to disintegrate. UFE allows patients to avoid surgery, preserves their uterus, controls symptoms and improves quality of life.

Approximately nine out of 10 women who undergo uterine fibroid embolization will experience significant improvement, or their symptoms will go away completely. This is an outpatient procedure and our patients are able to go back to their home to rest the same day.

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Dr. Maneevese was one of the first female providers of UFE in the greater Houston area. With hundreds of happy patients and outcomes that surpass expectation, she is currently one of the few female providers of uterine artery embolization in the greater Houston area.