Uterine artery embolization (UFE)
Fibroids are benign (non-cancerous) growths in the uterus. As they grow, symptoms can become severe and include cramping, urinary incontinence, and heavy menstrual bleeding. Uterine artery embolization is a minimally invasive procedure to treat fibroids. A catheter is inserted into the arteries feeding the fibroids, and then tiny beads called microspheres are injected. The beads lodge in the smaller blood vessels reducing blood flow to the fibroid and causing it to shrink. This procedure is a viable alternative to hysterectomy and myomectomy surgery.
Prostate artery embolization (PAE)
As men age, the prostate may become enlarged, interfering with urination and sexual function. This condition, called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is common, but for some men, the symptoms can result in a reduced quality of life. Prostate artery embolization is a minimally invasive procedure to block the flow of blood to the prostate, causing it to shrink and symptoms to improve or disappear.