Learn More About Minimally Invasive Women’s Health Treatments
Women’s health involves concerns that are unique to women and so is our way of addressing them. Our doctors are able to treat conditions such as uterine fibroids, pelvic venous insufficiency and varicose veins using image-guided techniques. This approach opens up new possibilities to those who are unable to have surgery or simply want a less invasive option.
Women’s Health Conditions We Treat
By age 50, 80 percent of women will have fibroid tumors. These benign, muscular growths in the uterus can vary in size, shape and number and seem to be linked to family history and hormone fluctuations. They most commonly appear in women during their forties and early fifties. While many women won’t even know they have fibroids, some can cause excessive bleeding and excruciating pain. When symptoms are severe, doctors many recommend a hysterectomy or fibroid removal surgery, but there is another option. CiC offers a safe, minimally invasive, interventional radiology procedure that cuts off blood flow to fibroids, causing them to shrink or disappear entirely. If you suffer from uterine fibroid symptoms, call CiC today.
Pelvic Venous Insufficiency
Many women think they have to live with chronic pelvic pain, but when it is due to pelvic venous insufficiency, there is a solution. Pain in the lower abdomen, which affects about 30% of all women, may be due to varicose veins in the pelvis. This condition is underdiagnosed because the veins often aren’t visible. Using a minimally invasive procedure known as pelvic vein embolization (PVE), the endovascular specialists at CiC are able to block blood supply to the damaged veins, finally bringing relief. If you are suffering from chronic pelvic pain or discomfort, contact us today.
Varicose veins develop when valves in the veins are unable to return blood back to the heart. Blood pools which causes the veins to swell and become discolored. This condition can be painful, with symptoms including throbbing or achy legs, restlessness or cramping, burning or itchy skin, swelling and/or discoloration.
There are several treatment options available. Our CiC specialist will evaluate your condition and recommend a treatment plan specifically created for you.
Meet Your Expert Utah Team
Joel R. Rainwater, MD
Ryan G. O’Hara, MD