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15th July 2016

A third of hysterectomies performed for benign conditions such as fibroids

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A new US website aims to educate women about Uterine Fibroids and their treatment options, mainly Uterine Fibroid Embolisation (UFE, also known as Uterine Artery Embolisation UAE).
Uterine fibroid embolization
Uterine fibroid embolization

Fred Lampropoulous, CEO of Merit Medical states, "The information and access to this procedure is important to me because many women do not understand they have options available," said Lampropoulos. "I had a close friend dealing with severe symptomatic fibroids and she felt the only treatment option available was a hysterectomy. In fact, a third of all hysterectomies are performed for benign conditions such as fibroids. Luckily she heard about uterine fibroid embolization, which is less-invasive, and has since had the procedure. Her life and health has changed since having uterine fibroid embolization. This personal experience alone reinforces the importance of what the Ask4UFE programme is about."

Uterine fibroid embolization has a faster recovery time than surgical treatments such as hysterectomy and myomectomy."

“Embosphere microspheres are the most trusted and widely used spherical embolic for uterine fibroid embolization, backed by more than 350,000 procedures worldwide, more than 15 years of clinical experience, and studied in more than 200 peer-reviewed clinical articles. Embosphere microspheres are manufactured by Merit Medical,” a press release from the company states.


Whilst this is a US website aimed at helping women find an interventional radiologist in their area, it has some great information about treatment options for women suffering from symptomatic fibroids.


A/Prof Stuart Lyon has been performing Uterine Fibroid embolisation for over 16 years, if you would like more information about this procedure or to make an appointment please contact our rooms on 8060 4279 or email