Uterine Artery Embolization | San Jose 

Uterine artery embolization, also known as fibroid embolization, is a minimally invasive procedure that blocks blood flow to uterine fibroids, shrinking or destroying the non-cancerous tumors that grow on the uterine walls. UAE is performed here at MISS by our specialists in San Jose, Santa Clara County.

What are the symptoms of uterine fibroids?

  • Uterine pressure or pain
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Severe cramps
  • Abdominal enlargement
  • A bloated feeling
  • Pain during or following intercourse
  • Pain down the back of one or both legs
  • Constipation
  • An urge to urinate frequently

While fibroids do not always cause symptoms, they may lead to future complications and usually require treatment. Traditional treatment can be done with surgery - either a myomectomy to remove the fibroids, or a hysterectomy to remove the entire uterus. Fibroid embolization is a less invasive procedure that is performed under sedation through a blood vessel in the upper thigh. A catheter is first inserted into the blood vessel. A contrast material is then injected into the catheter providing the physician with a visual field of the blood supply to the fibroid. Particles that cut off the blood flow to the fibroid are injected through the catheter which close off the blood supply to the fibroid.

Embolization is proven to be at least 80 percent effective in relieving the symptoms caused by fibroids. Relief is usually noticeable within a few days. Recovery from a fibroid embolization procedure usually takes up to two weeks, and it is considered to be a very safe procedure. 

Benefits of MISS:

  • Safe: Our procedures prioritize patient safety, ensuring high standards of care.
  • No Incision: Enjoy the benefits of surgery without the need for large incisions.
  • Minimal Pain: Experience significantly less discomfort compared to traditional surgery.
  • No Scarring: Our techniques minimize or eliminate visible scarring.
  • No General Anesthesia: Procedures are performed without the need for general anesthesia, reducing risks and recovery time.
  • Outpatient Procedure: Most of our treatments are outpatient, meaning you can return home the same day.
  • Two-Hour Recovery Time: Recovery times are typically around two hours, getting you back on your feet faster.
  • Go Home the Same Day: Spend less time in the hospital and more time recovering in the comfort of your home.
  • Cost Effective: MISS procedures often cost less than traditional surgical methods.

Choose MISS for a safer, faster, and more comfortable surgical experience.

Schedule a consultatation appointment with our specialist who can determine if you are a candidate for Uterine Artery Embolization

Appointment Line: (408) 918-0405 

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