Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) is a new approach to treat fibroids in the uterus. It can be a good option for patients who wish to preserve their uterus. Uterine Fibroid Embolization in India is safe as well as cost-effective.
Approximately nine out of 10 patients who undergo uterine fibroid embolization will experience significant improvement or their symptoms will go away completely.ScienceDaily Minimally invasive, less expensive treatment for uterine fibroids underutilized “Approximately nine out of 10 patients who undergo uterine fibroid embolization will experience…” View in Article
Eager to know how much does Uterine Fibroid Embolization cost in India? Check the cost comparison table below.
UFE Cost Comparison (USD)
The average cost of a Uterine Fibroid Embolization in the USA is $20,000. The same treatment in India is 75% cheaper while having high-quality.
UFE is a highly effective and safe method to treat the symptoms of fibroid.RSNA Management of Uterine Fibroids: A Focus on Uterine-sparing Interventional Techniques “…the patient’s anatomy; and treatment goals. UAE is a highly effective, safe, and cost-effective approach…” View in Article It has a success rate of 97%.Times of India Now, a non-surgical cure for fibroids “And UAE has a 97 per cent success rate.” So how does this wonder process work? …” View in Article Also, the doctors who perform the UFE in India have vast experience in their field.
MTC‘s network of hospitals can provide you UFE treatment at 5,000 USD. This package includes hospital stay, doctor’s fee, medicines, lab tests, and conveyance costs for all medical needs.
Note: The UFE package price varies with the medical report of the patient.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists approves UFE as a safe and effective non-surgical treatment for fibroids.ACOG Practice Bulletin Alternatives to Hysterectomy in the Management of Leiomyomas. “Summary of Recommendations- Based on long- and short-term outcomes, uterine artery embolization is a safe and effective option…” View in Article
There are several advantages of coming to India for UFE treatment. Some of them are:
MTC can arrange for the best and most proficient hospital services for your fibroid treatment in India. We can connect you with the UFE experts and medical team at your convenient schedule.
UFE is a treatment for fibroid tumors of the uterus. It is not a surgery. The goal of UFE is to cut off the blood flow to fibroid blood vessels. Without the blood supply, the fibroids do not get oxygen. It will start to shrink and die.
|UFE has improved the quality of life for women for more than 20 years.Radiology Today Interventional News: New Conception — Large Study Finds That UFE Preserves Fertility “This minimally invasive treatment has improved quality of life for women for more than 20 years,” he says…” View in Article|
Uterine artery embolization(UAE) helps to stop pelvic bleeding. The cause of such bleeding could be due to fibroids, cancerous tumors, or trauma, etc. Thus, the UAE can cure many conditions that lead to pelvic bleeding, not only fibroids. To be exact, UFE is a type of UAE.
|Alternative Names: Uterine Fibroid Embolization; UFE; UAE|
The fibroid size does not matter in UFE. The larger the fibroid at baseline, the larger will be the residual fibroid volume. In most cases, the fibroid size is at least 60% reduced. This amount of shrinkage is enough for symptom control in more than 90% of patients.JVIR Quality Improvement Guidelines for Uterine Artery Embolization for Symptomatic Leiomyomata “Outcome: Leiomyoma size reduction: 50-60%. Reduction of bulk symptoms- 88-92%, Patient satisfaction (would recommend UAE to a friend)-80-90%…” View in Article
UFE is a less invasive treatment option for fibroids in the uterus. However, there is always a question of whether the UFE impacts childbirth. The recent findings on UFE show:
In most cases, women have a safe pregnancy after UFE. Still, there are chances that UFE may increase the risk of complications.Springer Pregnancy and its Outcomes in Patients After Uterine Fibroid Embolization: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis “…a safe pregnancy after UAE is obviously possible resulting to a healthy and normal baby delivery…Rate of obstetrical complications was 25.4% (95% CI = 13–40.2%) among all finished pregnancies…” View in Article If you plan to have a baby, you need to discuss it with your doctor. He can help you review the potential risks related to the UFE treatment.
|86% of women who had the UFE were able to get pregnant.Interventional News 86% of women who had UAE were able to get pregnant after, says small, retrospective analysis “Twenty-four (86%) of these 28 patients had at least one successful pregnancy after UAE, and 21% of the patients (six of the 28) had two successful pregnancies following the procedure…” View in Article|
Talking with your doctor is essential to find which fibroid treatment option is right for you. However, you can be aware of the differences between the two main fibroid treatments here.
|Type of procedure||Non-surgical||Surgical|
|Uterus condition||Retained||Partially or entirely removed.|
|Hospital stay(15)||One day||Five days|
|Full recovery||1 to 2 weeks||6 to 8 weeks|
|Blood loss during the treatment(14)||Do not occur||Occurs|
|Healthy pregnancies(17)||Possible||Not possible|
Reference-Radiology Info.org Uterine Fibroid Embolization “Uterine fibroid embolization, done under local anesthesia,…As compared to surgery, general anesthesia is not required and the recovery time is much shorter, with virtually no blood loss.” View in Article, NEJM Uterine-Artery Embolization versus Surgery for Symptomatic Uterine Fibroids “The embolization group had a shorter median duration of hospitalization than the surgical group (1 day vs. 5 days, P<0.001)…Women in the surgical group had a significantly higher pain score at 24 hours…embolization was more cost-effective than surgery…there were 13 major adverse events in the embolization group (12%) and 10 in the surgical group (20%) (P=0.22)…” View in Article, SAGE Journals Uterine Artery Embolization for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding “…Satisfaction scores were very high in both groups (UAE 90% and surgery 87%) at 5 years …the cumulative need for re-intervention at 5 years was significantly higher in the UAE group (32%) than the surgery group (4%)…” View in Article, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Clinical Recommendations on the use of UAE in the management of fibroids “In women who wish to retain their fertility, a hysterectomy is clearly contraindicated…successful pregnancy is certainly possible after UAE…” View in Article
If you are young and hoping to have children, a hysterectomy might not be the right choice for your fibroid treatment. A hysterectomy ends the chance of getting pregnant. At the same time, a minimally invasive treatment can keep your uterus intact.
You must select a treatment based upon your fibroid-related symptoms.
|Parameters||Drug Therapy||Endometrial Ablations||Myomectomy||UFE|
|Heavy menstrual bleeding||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Pelvic pressure and pain||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Fibroid size-related symptoms||❌||❌||✔||✔|
|Chances of fibroid regrowth||✔||✔||✔||❌|
|Plan for future pregnancies||✔||❌||✔||✔|
|Preserve the uterus||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Treatment Option||Invasiveness||Cost in USD|
|Shrinking fibroids by hormonal birth control medicines, or NSAIDs|
|Prescription Drug Therapy||NA||$240-$6,000 (Per year)|
|Burn off the uterine lining using a particular instrument.|
|Endometrial Ablations||Minimally Invasive||$6,000-$10,000|
|Surgical removal of fibroids alone.|
|Shrinking fibroids by cutting off blood supply to them.|
The benefits of UFE include:Am Fam Physician Uterine Fibroid Embolization “Advantages of UFE…virtually no blood loss…General anesthesia and surgical incisions are avoided. Recovery is weeks shorter…All fibroids are treated at once…UFE recurrence rates appear to be lower…” View in Article
UFE is a safe and effective technique to treat uterine fibroids.India Today Uterine Artery Embolisation “UAE is an effective way to treat symptoms caused by fibroids…Uterine artery embolization is generally safe…” View in Article However, any treatment that needs a catheter inside a blood vessel has a few risks. The risks of UFE could include:Radiologyinfo.org Uterine Fibroid Embolization(UFE) “…catheter inside a blood vessel carries certain risks…damage to the blood vessel…infection…may have an allergic reaction to the x-ray contrast material…menopause occurs after uterine fibroid embolization…more commonly in women who are older than 45 years… need to have a hysterectomy… on the patient or future childbearing would be a concern…” View in Article
Your doctor will take precautions to reduce these risks. The chance of any of these risks is less than one percent in the hands of an experienced doctor.Radiologyinfo.org Uterine Fibroid Embolization(UFE) “When performed by an experienced interventional radiologist, the chance of any of these events occurring during uterine fibroid embolization is less than one percent.” View in Article
An interventional radiologist will be performing your UFE procedure in India. We will provide you with the profile of the specialist before you proceed with the treatment. Our case manager will take care of all your treatment needs while you are in India.
As the patient leads to the UFE procedure, she needs to follow some steps:
|Labs/ Tests Required|
One may need a hospital stay of one night. After the procedure, a UFE patient could experience:Radiologyinfo.org Uterine Fibroid Embolization(UFE) “You may experience pelvic cramps…possibly mild nausea and low-grade fever as well. The cramps are most severe during the first 24 hours after the procedure and will improve…Relief of bulk-related symptoms usually takes two to three weeks to be noticeable…By six months, symptom improvement will stabilize..” View in Article
Due to a small cut in the skin, there is no blood loss during the UFE. The recovery time is much short, although it varies with each case. The routine for a UFE patient could be:MedlinePlus Uterine artery embolization – discharge “DO NOT drive for 24 hours…Move around slowly, only for brief periods… Avoid strenuous activity like housework, … for at least 2 days…return to your normal, light activities in 1 week. Most women need 1 to 2 weeks to recover after UAE before returning to work.” View in Article
Note: If symptoms continue, 25% of patients below 40 years have a risk of requiring further treatment. It could be a repeat UFE, myomectomy, or hysterectomy.Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Clinical Recommendations on the use of UAE in the management of fibroids “…they may require further treatment for recurrent symptoms. The younger they are, the more likely this is…Further treatment might include a repeat UFE, exploration of uterine cavity, myomectomy, or hysterectomy.” View in Article
MTC facilitates low-cost Uterine Fibroid Embolization treatment at various hospitals in India. We can help you find many other world-class destinations abroad for UFE treatment.
MRI helps in the accurate diagnosis of fibroids. However, if MRI is not possible, you can take an Ultrasound.
Yes, most people who have symptomatic fibroids are candidates for UFE. The UFE can successfully treat fibroids of all sizes and types.
If the IUD is for bleeding, it needs to be taken out before the UFE. If it is for birth control, you do not need to take it out.
Blood transfusion is not required since there is no blood loss during the UFE.
Usually, women return to work in about 7 to 10 days. However, some women recover more quickly than others. It depends on an individual’s health condition.
Yes, most insurance companies cover the UFE procedure. We can assist you in confirming your coverage for UFE.
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