Choosing a Uterine Artery Embolization Center
There are many options for not only facilities that perform this procedure but also physician technique. To have lasting results every patient must do their due diligence in researching and choosing the right practice for the UAE/UFE procedure.
If you live in a metropolitan area your options may include national corporate medical centers, hospitals, multi-specialty clinics, and a dedicated embolization center like ours.
Briefly, uterine artery embolization is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that is highly effective for treating uterine fibroids and uterine adenomyosis while preserving the uterus. So where should you book your procedure?
Large corporate businesses tend to have offices throughout the nation. This is great if you have limited access to a fibroid specialist, but national corporate medical centers are owned and managed by business executives and other shareholders who value profits more than patient care. Patients often feel rushed and could be neglected before, during, and after the treatment.
A hospital or academic center is another option. In fact, interventional radiologists learn uterine artery embolization in the hospital setting, also known as an academic teaching center. You can probably think of some famous hospitals in your major city. Most of these major hospitals are academic centers where doctors in training learn how to do procedures for the first time. Another downside is that the focus of these hospitals is to provide emergency and urgent care, and often have daily rotations of doctors and nurses in training. Not to mention very sick patients that you will be exposed to during your stay. Furthermore, the UAE is one of the least performed procedures by interventional radiologists in hospitals. This is due to the fact that their days in the hospital are usually filled with other types of urgent and emergency cases, which can cause delays and disruptions.
A multi-specialty clinic employs physicians, nurses, and support staff with different areas of expertise and appears to be an attractive option. However, profit-sharing distributions are weighted to favor specialties with higher profits, which encourages underperforming doctors to boost patient volume at the expense of patient care.
At CVI, we provide devoted and specialized care for treating uterine fibroids and adenomyosis. All clinical decisions are centered on the patient because CVI is owned and controlled by our physician, who is an embolization expert. The doctor has the freedom to spend as much time as needed for patient consultations and medical procedures. Clinical decisions are made based on what is best for you and your treatment, and not influenced by the interests of a profit-driven hedge fund company. The staff are highly trained and dedicated to the patient experience. This allows us to provide the best care and experience for our patients.
Women continue to be thrilled with the totality of their care experience facilitated by our patient-centered approach. Read more about our practice here.
Patient Centered. Dedicated. Comprehensive.
Contact us today to find out if you are candidate for fibroid embolization. You can obtain a consultation virtually via a video telehealth platform or meet our doctor in person at one of our office locations in Los Angeles, Orange County, Pomona or San Diego.