Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE), also referred to as Uterine Artery Embolization (UAE), is a medical non-surgical, outpatient procedure that shrinks uterine fibroids. One tiny incision allows us to solve the problem quickly, safely and without surgery. This procedure has been performed for many years, but because most Gynecologists aren’t trained to perform it, they often don’t recommend it! If you have fibroids, and haven’t been offered UFE, you should see our Board certified Interventional Radiologist Dr. Samman who is specially trained in minimally invasive procedures and vascular embolization procedures.

Vascular & Interventional Institute of Louisville is the first outpatient clinic in the states of Kentucky and Indiana which offer this one-hour procedure. No overnight hospitalizations and long rehabilitation is required anymore! No big cuts, no big scars, and no long recovery.

Patients will recover for several hours in our clinic then be discharged to the comfort of their home. Patients are encouraged to return to normal activity as soon as the next day. It’s no wonder that more and more women are choosing to keep their uterus, avoid long recovery associated with surgery, and have this out-patient, non-surgical option.

Most or all hospitals require overnight stays when they do UFE procedures. Fortunately, The Vascular & Interventional Institute of Louisville is the only out-patient clinic in Kentucky and Indiana that allows the patients to return home after their treatment to recover in the privacy and convenience of their own home. Our specialized center has all the staff, procedure rooms, recovery areas, and equipment for a women’s procedure.

UFE can be a perfect option for women like you who are suffering from heavy bleeding or pelvic pain, pressure and cramping. You don’t have to loose your uterus, and you don’t have to undergo a complicated surgical procedure.

The procedure involves stopping the blood flow into the fibroids, which in turn causes them to shrink and to stop bleeding. Most women see results almost immediately.

Although basic hysterectomy is still an important option for some patients, every woman should be seen at a center which can perform advanced fibroid treatments. Before you decide to undergo hysterectomy, be sure to schedule your visit with us! The advantages of today’s minimally invasive fibroid surgeries can be enormous to a woman.

By choosing to have UFE at Vascular & Interventional Institute of Louisville, a woman can ensure optimal care for her fibroid disease. Our one location is used for your consultation and ultrasound, your procedure, and your follow up.

If you’re still not convinced this could be for you, be sure to schedule your consultation by calling our doctor at (502)358-5215 or email us at administration@viilouisville.com. We’re here to help you take back control of your life.