Uterine Fibroid Embolization

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A woman, who possibly had uterine fibroid embolization, smiles with her chin resting on her hands.

If you have uterine fibroids, you may want to know more about a procedure called embolization. It's a minimally invasive procedure that temporarily stops blood flow to certain organs or tissues and is often used to treat women diagnosed with uterine fibroids. 

During embolization, arteries leading to the uterus are blocked, killing benign fibroid tumors growing within it.

Radiologists at Yale Medicine have extensive experience performing embolizations. If you have fibroids, we can help you understand your various treatment options. Our radiologists work closely with gynecologists to ensure you have the information you need to decide the best treatment option for you, says Jeffrey Pollak, MD, a Yale Medicine radiologist. At Yale Medicine, we offer uterine fibroid embolization; the treatment is well accepted but not widely available in other locations.