Minimally Invasive, Uterine Artery Embolisation Conducted On Obese Patient At Odisha’s SUMUM

Bhubaneswar: Doctors at the SUM Ultimate Medicare (SUMUM) for the first time, successfully conducted a Uterine Artery Embolisation (UAE) procedure on an obese woman suffering from multiple uterine fibroids and post-menopausal heavy bleeding.

As the morbidly obese patient was not a candidate for surgery, the safe and minimally invasive option was adopted. It preserves the uterus and ovaries and is less painful.

The procedure was conducted on Monday with PVA particles and Gel-foam embolisation, described as a new milestone achieved in the management of uterine fibroids in patients who are not fit for surgery or those who seek an alternative.

UAE is a procedure in which tiny particles are injected into the blood vessels leading to the uterus which cut off the blood flow to the fibroid and cause it to shrink.

Dr Sambit Kumar Pattanayak, Associate Consultant- Vascular and Interventional Radiology of SUMUM conducted the procedure. The patient has been discharged from the hospital.

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