Embolization Effective for Fibroids
Most Patients Satisfied With Treatment
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Spies says UAE has proven to be as effective as any uterus-sparing
treatment, including myomectomy, for the long-term relief of symptoms related
"Women now have a choice, and they can weigh the factors that are most
important to them before making a decision about treatment," he says.
Another UAE researcher tells WebMD that myomectomy offers the best chance of
preserving fertility, while hysterectomy is the best choice for patients who
aren't concerned about fertility, recovery time, or surgical complications and
want to make sure their fibroids don't come back.
"Obviously, there is no re-treatment after hysterectomy because once the
uterus is gone, it's gone," Scott C. Goodwin, MD, of the University of
California, Irvine, tells WebMD. "But UAE has been proven very effective
for women who want a shorter recovery time with fewer treatment-related