Understanding Treatment Options During Health Literacy Month

Ask The Right Questions of A interventional radiologist

As we age, we gradually learn the importance of taking care of our bodies. Unfortunately, this often comes at a time when chronic conditions have already set in, and we find ourselves fighting an uphill battle. It’s not impossible to overcome health problems; however, a better approach is to be proactive. That’s why we’re excited […]

Uterine Fibroids: When You Should See an Endovascular Specialist?

Uterine fibroids are benign, muscular tumors of the uterus that develop during a woman’s childbearing years. Over half of all women develop fibroids at some point in their lives, with Hispanic and African American women having a higher incidence overall. Fibroids can vary in size and location, with symptoms being a result of both of […]

How effective is Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)?

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If you have fibroids, you join approximately 30% of all women who develop them by age 35 and as many as 70% to 80% of women who develop them by age 50. Uterine fibroids are smooth, muscular tumors that form on the interior walls of the uterus during a woman’s childbearing years. Uterine fibroid embolization […]

Fibroids Awareness Month

uterine fibroids awareness month

July is fibroids awareness month. These small, muscular tumors may seem benign, but their existence can have tremendous negative impacts on a woman’s life. By the age of 50, as many as 45% of white females and 60% of African American females have had fibroids. During the month of July, ECCO wants to help raise awareness […]

10 Benefits to UFE at ECCO Medical

uterine fibroid embolization treatment

Uterine fibroids are smooth, muscular tumors that form on the interior walls of the uterus. These growths appear during women’s childbearing years and are so common that 30% of all women develop them by age 35, and as many as 70% to 80% of women develop them by age 50. Fortunately, these fibroids are non-cancerous, […]

What is Uterine Fibroid Embolization and Why Should Every Woman Know About it?

uterine fibroids treatment

For many years, a major surgical undertaking – a hysterectomy – was the only course of treatment for uterine fibroids. This meant a hospital stay, general anesthesia and a painful recovery period. However, thanks to interventional radiology and the advancement of technology, uterine fibroid embolization is an alternative to surgery that women, regardless of season […]

Embolization: Interventional Radiology (IR) Techniques Explained

“Embolization” is a mainstay therapy of interventional radiologists. Simply put, embolization occurs when blood supply to a target area stops flowing, resulting in a lack of oxygen. Depending on the procedure, these plugs could be a soft metal “coil,” made of collagen, or an injection of millions of tiny particles. At ECCO, we use embolization […]