Like most women with uterine fibroids, you may not be sure where to go for comprehensive answers to your questions. In fact you may not have ever heard of uterine fibroids.

On this site you’ll find detailed information explaining uterine fibroids, what they are, who gets them, symptoms, treatment and more.

The truth is all women are at risk of getting fibroids, non-cancerous growths that develop in the muscular walls of the uterus. You are not alone.

In fact, 1 in 3 women older than 35 years of age and up to 75% of childbearing age African American women develop fibroids, accounting for more than 225,000 hysterectomies each year.

The good news is you may not need surgery. Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE), performed under local anesthesia, is a minimally invasive, non-surgical treatment for fibroids.

The goal of this site is to empower you to make an informed choice regarding management of your uterine fibroids. Please take several minutes to look through our site and learn more about your treatment options.

Fibroid Basics
Uterine fibroids, also known as leiomyomata or myomas, are benign (noncancerous) tumors of the muscular wall of the uterus. Learn more...

What is UFE?
In Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) the blood supply to the fibroids is intentionally cut off (embolized), the fibroids infarct and shrink, with resolution of symptoms. Learn more...

Our Process
From the initial consultation to post-procedure follow-up, here's step-by-step what to expect...

Frequently Asked Questions
Get answers to common questions about UFE and our process...

About the Center
Our mission, history and where to find us...

Search our site, links, and print materials on UFE...

For Physicians
This section is primarily intended for physicians and is written in medicalspeak but non-physicians are welcome to visit. You'll find Representative Cases, an extensive Bibliography, and the Protocol we use at the Center...

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