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Many women are offered treatments such as hysterectomy or myomectomy that require surgery and hospital stay.

Buffalo Vascular Care offers Uterine Artery Embolization – a safe, non-surgical solution to treating Uterine Fibroids and Adenomyosis performed in the comfort of our centrally located outpatient facility.

*Not recommended for women planning to get pregnant

Overview of Uterine Artery Embolization (UAE)

Learn about the process, outcomes, and benefits.

What is the process for UAE?

This is a minimally invasive, non surgical procedure, done in an outpatient setting outside of the hospital. A catheter is passed through a small puncture in the wrist, advancing to the uterine arteries using live X-ray. Tiny particles are then released into the artery that supplies blood to the uterus, cutting off blood flow to the fibroids and adenomyosis tissue, ultimately shrinking it.

What are the Outcomes/Expectations?

90% of women who undergo this procedure have significant relief of heavy bleeding, pain, and other symptoms. This procedures allows women to be released home the same day of the procedure, and they are typically able to return to work within 1 week. UAE is a very safe procedure, it is approved by the FDA and complication rates are less than 1%, lower than hysterectomy and myomectomy.

What are the benefits of UAE?

  • Requires no hospitalization unlike hysterectomy or myomectomy
  • High patient satisfaction
  • Preservation of the uterus
  • Minimal blood loss compared to surgery
  • Small puncture in wrist instead of an incision
  • Covered by most insurance companies

Azher Iqbal, MD


When suffering with fibroids or adenomyosis you want to see an experienced and compassionate care team who can answer all your questions, concerns and work with your existing GYN/medical provider.

I am a board certified vascular interventional radiologist, I have performed UAE for close to 20 years. Our clinical team has brought consistent innovations to interventional women's health management in our region.

We will explain the procedure as well as any other alternatives available to you. We are dedicated to patient care and trust.

Let the UAE expert team at BVC help you to a speedy recovery!

Blanka Heary, RPA-C
Clinical Coordinator at BVC


Symptoms of uterine fibroids or adenomyosis can have an immensely negative impact on your quality of life.

At Buffalo Vascular Care we provide you with comprehensive consultation, answer all your questions and discuss treatment options for fibroids and adenomyosis to improve your symptoms and lifestyle.

We strive to offer the best quality of care in a non-hospital, patient-centric setting where our team focuses on each individual patient's needs and concerns.

Erin Paone, RPA-C


Uterine fibroids and adenomyosis can negatively affect your quality of life, and cause you to live suffering.

Buffalo Vascular Care is an innovative, outpatient facility that delivers high quality care. During your office visit with us we will review all treatment options for fibroids, including non-surgical procedures such as Uterine Artery Embolization (UAE) that is offered right in the comfort of our office based lab, and we will answer all of your questions. We focus on patient education so you can make informed decisions regarding treatment for your fibroids.

Suzanne P.

"I recently had the uterine fibroid embolization performed by Dr. Azher Iqbal at Buffalo Vascular Care. It has been made apparent by both Dr. Iqbal and his staff's actions that the patient is number one. Clearly, this is a highly professional, friendly, efficient team that works cohesively for the total well being of the patient."

Sharon M.

"The staff goes out of their way to assist, answer any questions, and make you feel comfortable. Professional, capable, pleasant."

Helen D.

Treatment has enabled me to want to leave my house and enjoy life again- I can now walk, standup, or sit without constant pain. I was pleased with the polite & professional care. I would recommend Dr. Iqbal to anyone.

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