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

New Weight Loss Procedure Decreases Appetite


Minimally-Invasive New Weight Loss Procedure for Morbidly Obese Individuals Shows Promise New research from Johns Hopkins University suggests that a cutting-edge, new weight loss procedure called Bariatric Embolization is safe and helps patients achieve weight loss. Bariatric surgery, such as gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and gastric banding are currently the best known procedures for … Continue reading New Weight Loss Procedure Decreases Appetite

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?

Vein Care During Pregnancy


How to Prevent Varicose Veins During Pregnancy and Beyond: Mobility is the key. Walking is a healthy way to improve circulation in the legs while helping to prevent clots and varicose veins forming. Avoid crossing your legs to decrease pressure in your legs. Crossing your legs increases the pressure felt by your veins dramatically and … Continue reading Vein Care During Pregnancy

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

Pelvic Congestion Syndrome


Introduction The causes of chronic pelvic pain are varied, but are often associated with the presence of ovarian and pelvic varicose veins. Pelvic congestion syndrome is similar to varicose veins in the legs. In both cases, the valves in the veins that help return blood to the heart against gravity become weakened and don’t close … Continue reading Pelvic Congestion Syndrome