Benefits of Uterine Fibroid Embolization Procedure

  • 90% of patients are satisfied with the outcomes of the UFE procedure.
  • Growth of new fibroids or re-growth of embolized fibroids is rare.
  • There is minimal blood loss and therefore no need for blood transfusions.
  • All the fibroids may be treated during a single embolization procedure.
  • All major insurance companies cover this procedure as a provided benefit.
  • We encourage you to contact your insurance company about:
    • Coverage for the UFE consultation with an Interventional Radiologist. Specifically, is a referral required for consultation and is the Interventional Radiologist of choice in your network?
    • Is pre-certification required for the pre-procedure pelvic MRI?
    • Is pre-certification required for the UFE procedure? Typically, our patients have an overnight stay in the hospital, but are released the next morning. UFE is considered a 23-hour overnight outpatient procedure.