Our doctors at the Minimally Invasive Care Center at Princeton Radiology can treat a range of conditions without surgery or significant recovery time. All consults will take place at Princeton Radiology, while the location of the procedure will be determined by the nature of the procedure. This will be discussed at the time of consultation and will be scheduled at the patient’s convenience.
This condition leads to dull pelvis pain that may worsen during intercourse or by standing for long periods of time. Other symptoms include swollen vulva, varicose veins in the genital region or legs, hemorrhoids, and back pain.
The best way to diagnosis this condition is to be evaluated by an expert in vein care. If necessary, imaging tests such as an ultrasound, CT, or MRI can solidify the diagnosis and help in treatment planning.
The team at the Minimally Invasive Care Center will review treatment options to help determine the best path forward to reducing your pain and will be with you every step of the way from diagnosis to treatment to follow up.
Treatment options include gonadal vein embolization and or direct sclerotherapy of pelvic vein varices.
Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)
Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths that develop in the muscle walls of the uterus. Symptoms include heavy or painful menstrual periods, pain during or after sexual intercourse, painful or frequent urination, and constipation.
A non-surgical treatment for uterine fibroids is uterine fibroid embolization (UFE). UFE starves the fibroids of any nutrition by cutting off their blood supply. Over a short period of time symptoms begin to resolve as the fibroids shrink.
Our doctors insert a catheter from an artery in your wrist. They precisely guide it to the exact locations of the fibroids and release tiny particles into the uterine arteries that supply blood to the fibroids.
Most women who have the UFE procedure experience significant or total relief from heavy bleeding and pain and there is a very low rate of recurrence.
Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE)
Many men over 50 develop enlarged prostates. This can lead to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), which may cause disrupted or painful urination. Some men suffer from enlarged prostates that require them to insert with a catheter to urinate.
While surgery can be an excellent option, some men can be better served with prostatic artery embolization (PAE), which is a non-surgical alternative for improving lower urinary tract symptoms caused by a benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Our doctors use minimally invasive techniques deliver microscopic particles into the prostate gland, which in effect helps to shrink the prostate gland and reduce lower urinary tract symptoms.