You are likely a potential candidate for uterine fibroid embolization 🎉

Diagnosed with fibroids

Symptomatic fibroids

Uncertain Pregnancy Status

You appear to be a potential candidate for fibroid embolization because you’ve been diagnosed with uterine fibroids, and you’re suffering from symptoms related to fibroid overgrowth. However, your pregnancy status must be determined prior to undergoing any procedure on the uterus.

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PainTheory partners with experts in uterine fibroid embolization throughout the country. Your doctor may order additional imaging or tests to ensure your symptoms are related to fibroids and not another medical condition.


1. Confirm your candidacy for UFE

2. Verify your insurance

3. Get scheduled with a specialist

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Interventional Radiologist
Fredericksburg and Richmond, VA
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Miami Lakes, FL
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Interventional Radiologist
Minneapolis / St. Paul, MN
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Interventional Radiologist
Williamsville, NY
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Interventional Radiologist
Williamsville, NY
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Williamsville, NY

What is uterine fibroid embolization?

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A safe and minimally invasive treatment for symptomatic uterine fibroids.

80-90% of patients report significant relief from their symptoms 3 months after uterine fibroid embolization.

How it works

A small incision is made in your thigh or wrist.

Uterine fibroid embolization is sometimes called a “bandage procedure” because, instead of the large abdominal incisions that need to be made for other procedures, a small incision is all you need–small enough to be covered with a bandage.
UFE Wrist Image

Small beads are injected into the fibroid to stop blood flow.

Tiny beads are injected through this catheter and into the arteries supplying blood to the fibroids, blocking their blood flow. The catheter is then removed.

Fibroids shrink within 3 months, eliminating symptoms.

After the blood flow is cut off, the fibroids begin to shrink down, with 80-90% of women reporting a significant decrease in their symptoms after 3 months. Uterine fibroid embolization has a quick recovery time, with most women returning to work 3-5 days after the procedure.

Fibroids Shrinking Image



Proven to be highly effective for symptomatic uterine fibroids.

Lighter periods

Reduced urinary issues

Reduced pain

High patient satisfaction



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Overview of uterine fibroids and fibroid embolization

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What patients are saying about PainTheory doctors

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For Dr. Anderson | Miami Lakes, FL
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I had a procedure done by Dr. Anderson last week. I really can’t describe in adequate words what a great result I had, plus the fact that the staff, all of them, are great and really put me at ease not knowing what to expect. The followup calls I received were really appreciated. If only all my doctors had the same demeanor and skill it would be wonderful.
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For Dr. Prasad | Munster, IN
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Very thoughtful and skilled doctor. He really took the time to understand my problem. My legs feel much better after treatment. Definitely recommend him.
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For Dr. DePopas | Albuquerque, NM
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Everyone was super friendly. I loved DePopas MD. He was very caring and when I asked him to examine my side, (not scheduled) he jumped right in. It was a big relief to find out all was well. I liked that he lowered the lights during the procedure and it helped me relax. He was fast which I appreciated too.
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For Dr. Frodsham | Salt Lake City, UT
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Dr Frodsham and his entire staff are the most amazing medical team. They gave it their best to help our loved one. More medical attention was needed so we went to St Marks Hospital. Evolve medical team have came to check up on our loved ones progress everyday so far. I highly recommend them.
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For Dr. Warner | Highlands Ranch, CO
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Dr. Warner is extremely knowledgeable, compassionate and a pleasure to work with. I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Warner.

Frequently asked questions

Questions about uterine fibroid embolization

Yes. Uterine fibroid embolization has been found to be a safe and effective non-surgical option to treat symptoms from fibroids. UFE is a minimally invasive procedure where complication risks are low. The risk of needing a blood transfusion is approximately 10% for myomectomy and 13% for hysterectomy--the risk is about 1% for UFE. 

UFE has been found to work on all fibroids, regardless of their size and number.

Complete recovery is usually seen after 3-5 days, with your doctor working with you to manage any pain throughout the process. UFE has a much quicker recovery time than other procedures with no hospital stay required. 

The incision for UFE is tiny, just big enough for a tube the size of a piece of pencil lead to get through (1.5 mm). Here's a diagram for comparison:

Incision size

About 93% of women report a significant decrease in their fibroid symptoms 3 months after surgery. As with any procedure, it depends on each individual and their fibroids--a large number of fibroids or bigger fibroids may take longer. 

Recovery time varies from person to person, with cramping being the most common complaint. Pain after UFE typically goes away 3-5 days after the procedure, with your doctor working directly with you to manage this pain.

Evidence shows that you can still get pregnant after UFE. It's estimated that 1 in 4 women with fibroids has fertility issues as well. A 2017 study showed that embolization for women with fibroids increased their probability of getting pregnant. 

UFE is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurers.

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