UFE Procedure Relieves Urinary Tract Problems

In 2011, Newsletter, Volume 3 Issue 2 by Addison Clark

“In addition to shrinking fibroids, uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) can also improve several kinds of lower urinary tract problems in women that are specifically caused by those fibroids, said researchers at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s recent scientific meeting,” reported the May 2011 edition of Radiology Today.

The study by researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C., concluded that UFE can significantly improve a number of lower urinary tract problems related to uterine fibroids, including urinary frequency, urgency and/or retention. The story also noted that previous studies have shown UFE to be a safe and effective treatment for uterine fibroids.

For more information on UFE, contact Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates at (540) 654-9118 or visit www.vivassociates.com.