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November 18, 2017  
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  • Fibroids1: What about uterine fibroid embolization? Does the procedure have a lot of potential as an innovative treatment for fibroids?
    Dr. Ravi Jhaveri: UFE is a great option for most women with symptomatic fibroids. The procedure has a very high success rate and is effective for women with single or multiple fibroids. In Austin, we have had a very good response from our OB/GYN colleagues. After much education and work, we have created a fairly broad network of OB/GYNs who directly refer to us. But by no means are we done. There is still a significant population of OB/GYNs who still do not inform their patients about the procedure. This is, in a nutshell, the real issue with women. Once they find out about the procedure, either through word of mouth or via the web, they lose a lot of respect and trust in their OB/GYN. It is unfortunate but very real. As far as potential, I believe that UFE would rise even more in popularity if more data was published proving its efficacy in treating fibroids for women who are of childbearing age. This population would greatly benefit.
    Dr. Ravi Jhaveri: UFE is a great option for most women with symptomatic fibroids. The procedure has a very high success rate and is effective for women with single or multiple fibroids. In Austin, we have had a very good response from our OB/GYN colleagues. After much education and work, we have created a fairly broad network of OB/GYNs who directly refer to us. But by no means are we done. There is still a significant population of OB/GYNs who still do not inform their patients about the procedure. This is, in a nutshell, the real issue with women. Once they find out about the procedure, either through word of mouth or via the web, they lose a lot of respect and trust in their OB/GYN. It is unfortunate but very real. As far as potential, I believe that UFE would rise even more in popularity if more data was published proving its efficacy in treating fibroids for women who are of childbearing age. This population would greatly benefit.
    Dr. Ravi Jhaveri

    Dr. Ravi Jhaveri


    Dr. Ravi Jhaveri is a skilled interventional radiologist at the Austin Radiological Association in Austin, Texas. He is also affiliated with a number of hospitals in the Texas area, including the Seton Network, St. David's Healthcare System, Georgetown Hospital, North Austin Medical Center, and South Austin Hospital, among others. Through his practice, Dr. Jhaveri strives to raise the visibility of interventional radiology-a field crucial in the diagnosis and treatment of women's health. We present you an exclusive interview with Dr. Jhaveri.


    Dr. Ravi Jhaveri

    Dr. Ravi Jhaveri


    Dr. Ravi Jhaveri is a skilled interventional radiologist at the Austin Radiological Association in Austin, Texas. He is also affiliated with a number of hospitals in the Texas area, including the Seton Network, St. David's Healthcare System, Georgetown Hospital, North Austin Medical Center, and South Austin Hospital, among others. Through his practice, Dr. Jhaveri strives to raise the visibility of interventional radiology-a field crucial in the diagnosis and treatment of women's health. We present you an exclusive interview with Dr. Jhaveri.


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