Hysterectomy or UFE?


Do you suffer from uterine fibroids? Have you been advised by your doctor to undergo a hysterectomy to treat your fibroids? Have you considered Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) instead? Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) costs less and requires less time in the hospital compared to hysterectomy. Despite these benefits, UFE is severely underutilized in the United … Continue reading Hysterectomy or UFE?

Fibroids and UFE: Ask the Doctor


Do you have fibroids? Considering Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) to treat your fibroids? In this series of videos Dr. Suzanne Slonim, specialist in treating fibroids and helping many women avoid hysterectomies, answers patients’ common questions concerning fibroids and the UFE procedure. Precision VIR is the first independent Vascular and Interventional Radiology practice in North Texas, … Continue reading Fibroids and UFE: Ask the Doctor

Medical Minute: UFE to Treat Fibroids Instead of Hysterectomy


In this video below, Dr. Suzanne Slonim talks about the Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) procedure to treat Fibroids. Q: Can Using UFE to Treat Fibroids Prevent the Need for a Hysterectomy? A: UFE (Uterine Fibroid Embolization) can absolutely prevent the need for hysterectomy. The whole point of the fibroid embolization procedure is that it treats the … Continue reading Medical Minute: UFE to Treat Fibroids Instead of Hysterectomy

What Causes Fibroids?


A common question patients ask is “What causes fibroids?” The answer is, “There are several factors involved.” Ethnicity is a Component of Fibroids Probably the strongest component is race. Eighty percent of black women have fibroids, but only 30 percent of white women do. Hispanic women are in between those numbers, and fibroids are least … Continue reading What Causes Fibroids?

Uterine Fibroid Embolization


Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a procedure done by a radiologist. It blocks blood flow to fibroids in the uterus. (It is also called uterine artery embolization.) For women who are not planning a pregnancy in the future, UFE is a possible option in place of surgery for fibroids. Follow your physician’s instructions exactly about … Continue reading Uterine Fibroid Embolization