| Sept. 9, 2014 -
||Uterine artery embolization - Uterine artery embolization for the treatment of fibroids is a minimally-invasive procedure performed by interventional radiologists. Traditional therapies can include medical therapies targeting hormone regulation, no treatment at all, or surgical options including focal myomectomy and complete uterine removal called hysterectomy. Uterine artery embolization of fibroids is a treatment administered from the inside of the artery; this method is an endovascular technique that occludes the blood flow to fibroids. Sterile tiny particles are directed into the fibroids by catheters selective into the arteries.