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Address: 745 Poplar Road
Newnan, Georgia 30265
Telephone: (404) 220-9388
Fax: (888) 335-1135

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Uterine Fibroid Embolization

Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE), sometimes also called Uterine Artery Embolization (UAE), is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat symptomatic uterine fibroids.  The procedure is performed by an Interventional Radiologist and is usually done as an outpatient procedure.  A small skin nick is made in the groin area to insert a catheter into the femoral artery.  An x-ray technique called fluoroscopy, combined with an iodine based dye, is used to advance the catheter to the uterine arteries which supply the uterus and fibroids.  Tiny occlusive beads are then injected into the arteries, thus blocking the blood supply to the fibroids.  The fibroids, devoid of their blood supply, then die and shrink, reducing the annoying symptoms of heavy bleeding, pain and cramping, and bulky bloating.  Because there are no incisions, the recovery time is generally very short– one week in most cases.  To learn more about the UFE experience, please see our section on Patient Information or visit www.ask4ufe.com

Our Locations

Piedmont Newnan

745 Poplar Road
Newnan, GA 30265

Scheduling: 770-400-4040
Piedmont Fayette

1255 Highway 54 West
Fayetteville, GA 30214

Scheduling: 770-719-7007
Women's Imaging Center
at Piedmont Fayette Hospital
1279 Highway 54 West
Suite 120
Fayetteville, GA 30214 Scheduling: 770-719-7007
Outpatient Center

1755 Highway 34 East
Suite 1200
Newnan, GA 30265 Scheduling: 770-400-4040
Piedmont Newnan
Breast Health Center

775 Poplar Road
Suite 110
Newnan, GA 30265 Scheduling: 770-400-4040