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Uterine Fibroid Treatment

Learn about advanced uterine fibroid treatment performed by expert specialists at John C. Lincoln Hospitals.

» Request a referral to a specialist in uterine fibroid treatment in Phoenix, Arizona, at John C. Lincoln.

John C. Lincoln offers an innovative uterine fibroid treatment, called uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), which removes uterine fibroids quickly and safely. The procedure is performed in about one hour and has a significantly short recovery time — as fast as one week.

UFE is supported by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, which considers this uterine fibroid treatment a "safe and effective option for appropriately selected women."

To perform this uterine fibroid treatment, an interventional radiologist inserts a tiny catheter into the artery at the top of the leg. Only a small incision — a "nick in the skin" — is necessary.

Imaging technologies help guide the catheter to the uterine artery, where particles are injected to block nutrient-rich blood flow to the fibroid. Over time, the uterine fibroid will shrink.

Uterine Fibroid Treatment: An Alternative to Hysterectomy

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John C. Lincoln's advanced uterine fibroid treatment is a minimally invasive procedure that removes uterine fibroids quickly and safely.

Of the 600,000 hysterectomies performed in the U.S. each year, uterine fibroids are indicated in 30 to 60 percent of these surgical procedures.

As a treatment for uterine fibroids, UFE is a much less invasive alternative to hysterectomy. Unlike hysterectomy, in which the uterus is surgically removed, UFE leaves the uterus intact.

If you've been diagnosed with a uterine fibroid, and you've been told that a hysterectomy may be necessary to remove the fibroid, John C. Lincoln Hospitals invite you to consider your treatment options.

More About Treatment for Uterine Fibroids at John C. Lincoln

Uterine fibroids are one of the most common medical problems faced by women between the ages of 30 and 50. Uterine fibroids are also the most common kind of tumor for women of reproductive age.

  • Uterine fibroid tumors: An overview of causes uterine fibroids and how they can impact the quality of a woman's life.
  • Uterine fibroid symptoms: Understand how uterine fibroids can cause heavy bleeding, as well as exert pressure on the bladder and the colon.
  • Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE): An in-depth explanation of John C. Lincoln's treatment for uterine fibroids. About 80 percent of women who have had UFE continue to experience significant or total relief of heavy bleeding, pain and other symptoms.
  • Fibroids, hysterectomy and UFE: We compare hysterectomy with UFE as a treatment for uterine fibroids.