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What information do I have to bring along to do the uterine fibroid embolization?
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Dr. Michael Flax
Obstetrics & Gynecology
8 doctors agree
In brief: Probably a referral
To have an arterial embolization, it would be beneficial to the radiologist to have a referral, a history and physical exam by the referring physician, records including a previous MRI or ultrasound, and any information that might help the radiologis, like amount of bleeding, allergies.

In brief: Probably a referral
To have an arterial embolization, it would be beneficial to the radiologist to have a referral, a history and physical exam by the referring physician, records including a previous MRI or ultrasound, and any information that might help the radiologis, like amount of bleeding, allergies.
Dr. Michael Flax
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Dr. John Lipman
You should seek out an Interventional Radiologist who has specific experience and expertise in the UAE procedure. Patients can go to the Society of Interventional Radiology website (www.sirweb.org) to see a list of IRs in their area. Those that are Fellows in Society are listed and is a recognition of distinction in the field. Have list of questions for IR (IR's experience, recovery time, etc).
Dr. Chadi Zeinati
An MRI pelvis with contrast to see if the fibroids enhance. Endometrial biopsy to exclude endometrial cancer. Seek a center that has IR experienced with UFE. Most will consult with you and order the needed tests before scheduling the procedure.
2 doctors agree
In brief: Start with a consult
The process starts with a consultation with the interventional radiologist who will be doing the embolization.
I ask patients to have an MRI of the pelvis and bring the cd of the images with them to their appointment.

In brief: Start with a consult
The process starts with a consultation with the interventional radiologist who will be doing the embolization.
I ask patients to have an MRI of the pelvis and bring the cd of the images with them to their appointment.
Dr. Robert WorthingtonKirsch
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Dr. John Lipman
Radiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Office consultation
Ufe is performed by interventional radiologists (ir).
The patient should see the ir physician in the office. We obtain a pelvic MRI imaging study right before the office visit. A complete history is obtained to go over symptoms and correlate that with fibroid distribution on imaging. Patients can bring any previous blood work, pap results, or h&p from gyn if available to the consultation.

In brief: Office consultation
Ufe is performed by interventional radiologists (ir).
The patient should see the ir physician in the office. We obtain a pelvic MRI imaging study right before the office visit. A complete history is obtained to go over symptoms and correlate that with fibroid distribution on imaging. Patients can bring any previous blood work, pap results, or h&p from gyn if available to the consultation.
Dr. John Lipman
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Dr. Stephen Hofkin
Radiology
In brief: Call the office
Typically for any physicians visit it is helpful to bring your medication list, as well as results from any blood work, imaging studies or biopsies done.
This information may have already been sent from the referring physician. Best just to call the physician's office and ask what information they would like you to bring.

In brief: Call the office
Typically for any physicians visit it is helpful to bring your medication list, as well as results from any blood work, imaging studies or biopsies done.
This information may have already been sent from the referring physician. Best just to call the physician's office and ask what information they would like you to bring.
Dr. Stephen Hofkin
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Dr. Scott Beard
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
In brief: Films
They will need to see the location and size, the best way is to have the actual u/s on a dvd/cd for their review, the next best are pictures.
They will review it and discuss the procedure and risks then schedule the procedure and an overnight stay for later.

In brief: Films
They will need to see the location and size, the best way is to have the actual u/s on a dvd/cd for their review, the next best are pictures.
They will review it and discuss the procedure and risks then schedule the procedure and an overnight stay for later.
Dr. Scott Beard
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