Uterine Artery Embolization (UFE)

The Game-Changer You Need to Know About Before a Hysterectomy

The Life-Saving Benefits of UFE Before Hysterectomy

  1. Reduced Blood Loss: One of the primary benefits of UFE is that it can significantly reduce blood loss during a subsequent hysterectomy. By cutting off the blood supply to the fibroids, they shrink and become less vascular, which means there’s less chance of severe bleeding during surgery. This is a game-changer, as excessive bleeding can lead to life-threatening complications.
  2. Lower Risk of Blood Transfusion: With reduced blood loss during surgery, the need for a blood transfusion is also minimized. This is fantastic news because blood transfusions can come with potential risks such as allergic reactions, infections, and even the transmission of blood-borne diseases.
  3. Improved Surgical Outcomes: By reducing the size and vascularity of fibroids, UFE can make the hysterectomy procedure technically easier for the surgeon. This means a lower risk of complications, a shorter surgery time, and potentially a faster recovery for you!
  4. Preservation of Fertility: In some cases, UFE can preserve fertility by allowing women to avoid a hysterectomy altogether. For women who still wish to have children, this is an enormous benefit. Even if a hysterectomy is still required, reducing the fibroid size and blood supply through UFE can make the surgical procedure safer.
  5. Better Quality of Life: Finally, UFE can dramatically improve your quality of life by alleviating fibroid-related symptoms such as heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, and pressure. With a shorter recovery time compared to traditional surgery, you can get back to living your life with renewed energy and vitality.
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