Our past patients wrote:
Uterine Fibroid Embolization Patient Testimonial
– Leigh V.
My quality of life was okay. Yet one month I experienced what seemed like three consecutive periods. I then noticed that my stomach looked puffy on one side. I went to the emergency room and that’s when I found out that I had a large fibroid. The ER doctor said they would have to crack open my uterus like a grapefruit. It was frightening.I started to research how to have the fibroid removed or reduced in size. I did more due diligence than any other medical issue I had experienced in the past, speaking with five doctors. I had a horrible consultation with a doctor at a hospital that told me if I didn’t have open surgery to remove the fibroid that I could die in a car accident if a seat belt pushed into my stomach. I then read about UFE and had a consultation with Dr. Kovaleski. When it was explained to me why the procedure was done through the wrist, I felt comfortable that my well-being was top priority.
During the consultation with Dr. Kovaleski, I felt comfortable that he was confident with the procedure, having done many around the country. I felt extremely prepared with medications. Prior to the procedure, I had been scared of medication putting me to sleep and feeling nausea afterward. I even cried when I walked in. I then felt so cared for, and when I woke up from the procedure, I felt looked after, and all of the medication really helped me to ease through recovery.