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Finding a Physician who Performs UAE

While we here at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington DC have treated patients from all over the country (and the world), there are uterine embolization programs in many parts of the US and we encourage patients to seek out physicians in their region that are experienced in this procedure.

The best approach is to contact a program that is a core site in the fibroid registry and they can be located at the website www.fibroidregistry.org. The core sites were chosen because they have considerable experience in the procedure. Another source is the physician locator at the website www.scvir.org/fibroid. Again participants in the fibroid registry are identified there and they may be more likely experienced than others, although there are some high volume practices that do not participate.

When choosing a physician and hospital for treatment, we suggest that you ask about the program's protocol for pain management, patient care, and follow-up. The SCVIR, the national interventional radiology specialty society, recommends that every program create a standard treatment approach, with mechanisms in place for appropriate patient care and follow-up. This type of organized approach is one indicator of a program that is striving for quality care.

Other links:
Below are additional internet sites that may be of interest.

Dr. W.J. Walker, Uterine Artery Embolisation
Royal County Surrey Hospital, London England


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