Live Free from the Symptoms

of Uterine Fibroids 

Uterine Fibroid Embolization is a minimally invasive treatment for treating pelvic pain caused by fibroids. As well as a shorter recovery time it is also safer than traditional surgery or Hysterectomy. We use a targeted treatment approach by shrinking fibroids to manageable sizes which in turn can eliminate your symptoms.

Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)

Comprehensive Evaluation And Personalized Treatment Plan For Uterine Fibroids

At Winchester Radiologists, we offer expert consultation for Fibroid Embolization (UFE). Our experienced team of interventional radiologists and healthcare professionals provides compassionate care and comprehensive evaluation for each of our patients. Whether you are experiencing painful symptoms from uterine fibroids, or are seeking a minimally invasive alternative to surgery, our team is here to help you achieve the best possible outcome. 

Unlike a Hysterectomy, Uterine Fibroid Embolization does not remove your uterus, and is not major surgery. Because it is a minimally invasive procedure, recovery time is much quicker.

Uterine Fibroids and their symptoms

Fibroids, also known as leiomyomas, are benign, non-cancerous growths that are in or on the walls of the uterus. Symptoms of uterine fibroids can include:
  • Heavy prolonged menstrual periods
  • Anemia
  • Pain or pressure between the hip bones or in the back of the legs
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Urinary Frequency
  • Constipation or bloating
  • An enlarged belly
Uterine Fibroid Embolization, also called UFE, is an outpatient procedure done by a specially trained Interventional Radiologist. The radiologist utilizes specialized catheters and wires through a small puncture site to administer tiny round beads, each measuring the size of a grain of sand. The tiny beads block the blood flow to the fibroids, causing the fibroids to shrink and alleviating symptoms.

Patients who are ideal candidates for UFE include women who:
  • Have symptomatic fibroids
  • Want to keep their uterus
  • Do not want surgery
  • Want a faster recovery time
  • May not be a good candidate for surgery

Key Advantages

UFE is a safe treatment option and like other minimally invasive procedures has significant advantages over conventional open surgery. That’s why 90% of all women were “satisfied” or “very satisfied” at final follow-up after being treated.

  • Preservation of the uterus
  • Decrease in heavy menstrual bleeding from symptomatic fibroids 
  • Decrease in urinary dysfunction
  • Decrease in pelvic pain and/or pressure 
  • Virtually no blood loss
  • Typically performed as an outpatient procedure 
  • Offers a shorter clinic stay and a faster return to work than a hysterectomy
  • Is a safe procedure that involves minimal risk and fewer complications after 30 days, when compared to having a hysterectomy
  • Overall, significant improvement in patient’s physical and emotional well-being 
  • Covered by most insurance companies 

Hear from our Patients

Our experts are specifically trained to assess a diverse range of medical conditions, ensuring a detailed discussion on the most effective diagnostic procedures and optimal treatment plans.

This approach provides our patients with a comprehensive understanding of their health situation and the best pathways to recovery.

Benjamin Thompson

My experience with Dr. Couvillon and his team was very positive. I was nervous and apprehensive about my UFE procedure but Dr. Couvillon and his entire team have the medical knowledge and people skills that put my uneasiness to rest quickly. I would recommend this practice to my friends and family. I’m grateful for such a positive medical experience with this facility.

Sophia Anderson

Dr. Couvillon is a genius. He found the reason for my pain and after the procedure, I was 100% better. I can eat again. The tech was thorough and I felt confident in the results. She is the best. I am thankful that I was able to connect with Winchester Radiologists. Courtney, thank you for scheduling me so quickly. Dr. Fox, thank you for your amazing kindness and persistence in scheduling my procedure.

Emily Parker

Dr. Jahed is a wonderful physician. I was seen by him for pain in my thumb caused by internal swelling around the connection to the hand. He explained what was causing my pain and the best treatment. He gave me my second injection today, my first one was about 5months ago. When he gives the injection, it is not painful at all. He listens and explains things very well. I recommend Dr. Jahed highly – a wonderful physician.

Noah Lewis

I found the receptionist to be friendly and courteous, a very clean space, was taken back within 5 minutes of arrival, staff was very friendly and courteous, the Dr was very thorough and answered our questions.
I give it 5 stars!