Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)
The Mass General Fibroid Program offers uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), a minimally invasive, image-guided treatment for fibroid tumors of the uterus.
Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care, Suite 4E
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
Consultations are available on Tuesdays from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Specialists are also available to offer second opinions.
Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), sometimes known as uterine artery embolization (UAE), is a minimally invasive procedure that treats fibroids by blocking their blood supply, causing them to shrink. UFE is an alternative treatment to other available courses, such as hormonal therapy or surgery. UFE is available through the Mass General Fibroid Program.
People who undergo uterine fibroid embolization will experience varying degrees of pelvic pain and discomfort. The discomfort is most severe in the first 24 hours and gradually resolves over the following one to two weeks. During this time, some patients also experience mild to moderate fatigue.
At Mass General, we admit anyone undergoing UFE to the hospital overnight to ensure you receive pain control and feel comfortable following the procedure.
Program co-Directors Gloria Salazar, MD and John Petrozza, MD lead a multidisciplinary team of specialists.