Uterine fibroid embolization is a less invasive procedure with a short recovery time and low risk of complications. The doctors that perform your treatment will make sure you are ready to go home before they discharge you. Dr. Linda Hughes, M.D., explains.
“The uterine fibroid embolization procedure can be performed either in a hospital environment or in an outpatient interventional center. At the outpatient interventional center typically the recovery and observation is between six to eight hours and patients are discharged home when we have adequate pain control with oral medication.
“Other patients that may have other medical comorbidities such as diabetes, multiple allergies, other health issues, that we decide it’s safer for it to be performed in the hospital environment typically will stay over night and go home the next morning, so it’s considered a 23 hour observation admission.”
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