interventional radiology

Uterine Fibroid Embolization

Uterine Fibroid Embolization in Bakersfield

An alternative to hysterectomy

Fibroids are the most common benign tumors in women, with about 40 percent of women over the age of 35 developing them. They are made of muscle and connective tissue from the wall of the uterus.

Fibroids range in size and can cause excessive or painful bleeding during menstruation, frequent urination, low back pain, and infertility. Uterine fibroids are the leading cause of hysterectomy in America, and their symptoms can cause a significant impact in your quality of life

However, there is an alternative to hysterectomy. Uterine fibroid embolization, or UFE, is a minimally invasive procedure with reduced recovery time and lower medical costs when compared to a traditional hysterectomy.

This procedure is performed by an interventional radiologist who is specifically trained in minimally invasive techniques and is typically done in an outpatient setting. Dr. Russell Paul and Dr. Levi Dansby are both board-certified interventional radiologists trained in this procedure. They practice exclusively at Quest Imaging and Adventist Health Bakersfield.

For more information or to schedule your procedure, call the nurse coordinator at (661) 869-6273 or talk to your doctor to find out if UFE is the right choice for you.