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Uterine Fibroid Embolization

FibroidgirlAn online resource to help you better understand uterine fibroids and available treatment options.

Uterine fibroids are benign, non-cancerous growths on the walls of the uterus. They can range from less than one inch around to more than six inches. African-American women and those with a family history are more likely to develop uterine fibroids.

Some women experience uterine fibroid symptoms that can severely compromise their quality of life. Heavy, prolonged monthly periods, pain, frequent urination, constipation and an enlarged belly can make normal day-to-day activities difficult and sometimes impossible.

St. Thomas Radiology Associates performs a procedure called Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE), a non-surgical option that shrinks the fibroids and preserves the uterus. In many women, this procedure can be an alternative to hysterectomy (surgical removal of the uterus). UFE greatly reduces recovery times compared to surgical procedures. Patients return home the day of the procedure.

If you have uterine fibroids or think you might have them, please explore this section of our website to learn more about gaining freedom from fibroids.

St. Thomas Radiology Associates, LLC  •  Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Fibroids  •  Women's Imaging Center  •  Vein Center

Paragon Medical Building, Suite 103  •  9149 Estate Thomas  •  St. Thomas, USVI 00802
4500 Queen Mary Hwy, Suite B4  •  Christiansted, St. Croix, USVI 00820