Interventional Radiology

Uterine Fibroid Embolization

It’s an alternative to hysterectomy.
It’s nonsurgical.
It’s here!

Most Women Are Discharged within 24 Hours and Back to Normal Activity in 7 to 10 Days

Have you been diagnosed with uterine fibroids or suspect you have this condition? Are you suffering from heavy periods, pelvic pain, frequent urination, bloating, or constipation?

If you answered yes to any of these symptoms, you may be a candidate for Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE). Fibroids are benign tumors that normally grow in or on the uterus. They are the leading cause of hysterectomies and myomectomies.

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen is a regional Center of Excellence offering UFE as a proven non-surgical alternative to treat uterine fibroids.

Uterine Fibroid Embolization offers many advantages. The procedure is performed with sedation, avoiding the need for general anesthesia. It takes approximately an hour to perform and patients can go home within a day. In addition, the recovery is short compared to surgical options. Most women are back to full activity in seven to 10 days.

If you have fibroids and want to find out if UFE is right for you, contact the Uterine Fibroid Embolization service at for more information.