Imaging & Interventional Specialists are experienced and successful in dealing with uterine fibroids using a variety of “pinhole” procedures called uterine fibroid embolization. Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths that appear during childbearing years. These can lead to painful or heavy periods, cramping, and urge to urinate as well as pelvic pain.
Our board-certified vascular physicians offer in office diagnostic testing and will customize a treatment plan to address your uterine fibroids. Our medical team will focus on treating your uterine fibroids to eliminate them and the symptoms they cause.
What are Uterine Fibroids and How are They Caused?
Uterine fibroids are benign lumps (also called leiomyomas) that grow on the uterus. They often develop during childbearing years. Many are small and cause no symptoms. Others become large, distort and enlarge the uterus causing symptoms that include pelvic pain, urge to urinate, heavy or prolonged periods, and cramping. The specific cause is not well understood but includes genetics, hormones, and other growth factors.risk factors include race, heredity, early onset of menses and diet.
How do Imaging & Interventional Specialists Find Out Whether You Have Uterine Fibroids
Often, before you are evaluated by an imaging and interventional specialist, your OB/GYN has diagnosed fibroids and referred to us to treat the fibroids and preserve fertility by preserving the uterus. In other cases the Imaging & Interventional Specialist team will use in-office diagnostic technologies to help assess whether you have fibroids, how severe they are and the best method to treat them.
Besides our careful history and physical exam, the team at Imaging & Interventional Specialists may obtain ultrasound studies and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI ) to aid with accurate diagnoses and help develop your treatment plan, if needed.
What Advanced “Pinhole” Procedure Does Imaging & Interventional Specialists Offer for Varicose Veins
Uterine fibroid embolization (or uterine artery embolization) is a non-surgical procedure which targets the uterus and shrinks the fibroids by blocking their blood supply and preventing them from growing.
Your interventional and imaging specialist will use a small needle to access your arteries then thread special catheters into the arteries that feed the fibroids before injecting tiny beads that block blood flow and starve the fibroids of nutrients – they shrink markedly eliminating your symptoms.
Imaging & Interventional Specialists “Pinhole” Procedures: Fast Recovery, Less Risk, Less Pain, Comfortable Setting
Our experienced board-certified specialists successfully perform “pinhole” procedures every day offering this region leading, state-of-the-art solutions to spider and varicose veins.. Our non-surgical image guided procedures are cutting edge technology without the cutting, without the scalpel. You leave with a Band-Aid!
- Procedures are usually done in a comfortable outpatient setting with familiar friendly staff
- Pinhole procedures offer fast recovery, less risk, and less pain
Why Imaging & Interventional Specialists?
Imaging & Interventional Specialists are leaders in interventional radiology and experts in the non-surgical procedures that will cure or minimize your spider and varicose veins including sclerotherapy.
Using state-of-the-art equipment, our experienced board-certified specialists are focused on your best outcome.
It is important to determine whether you have varicose veins since these can progress to chronic venous insufficiency and venous ulcers. At Imaging & Interventional Specialists board certified physicians offer in-house testing for diagnosis and to develop an individualized treatment program for your spider and varicose veins.