Pre-Op UFE Instructions from Denver Fibroids
If an individual is experiencing problematic symptoms caused by uterine fibroids, it is probably best to consider a variety of treatment options and which one will provide the best results for that individual.
A uterine fibroid embolization possesses many benefits over traditional surgeries. Many women prefer UFE due to the fact that it is much less invasive than a myomectomy or hysterectomy, which provides a better outlook for women who wish to remain fertile.
The entire process for a uterine fibroid embolization is really quite simple, though there are a few ways that you can best prepare for the procedure in the days leading up to it.
Notify Your Doctor
It is very important that you relay any and all necessary information to your physician at Denver Fibroids prior to your UFE procedure. Among the most important topics to cover are:
- A list of all current medications and supplements that you take
- Any known allergies, particularly those that may interfere with a local or general anesthetic
- Insurance coverage for the procedure
- Any recent illness that may have compromised your immune system
- The possibility that you could be pregnant
- Who will be responsible for caring for you after the procedure and making sure that you get home safely if you are unable to drive yourself
Follow All Instructions Carefully
Your interventional radiologist is likely to recommend that you stop taking certain blood thinners prior to the uterine fibroid embolization. All patients are also required to stop eating and drinking after midnight on the evening before their UFE.
It is imperative that you follow all guidelines given to you by Denver Fibroids to ensure optimal results from your uterine fibroid embolization.
Ask Any Remaining Questions
If there is anything at all that you don’t understand or are confused about regarding your uterine fibroid embolization, we highly encourage you to reach out to Denver Fibroids so that we may provide any necessary clarification. Because this is your treatment, we want to make sure that you are entirely comfortable and confident before your fibroid specialist begins the UFE procedure.
Please contact our local office at (303) 805-7477 if you have any additional questions or concerns about your uterine fibroid embolization.