There is also the convenience aspect for
patients. Outpatient settings are generally
easier to get to and navigate, and the
doctors and staff are more focused on
the patient—without the distraction of
UFE is covered by most insurance and is
recommended by the American College
of Obstetrics and Gynecology as a nonsurgical
alternative to hysterectomy.
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Latoya was initially given medication to
control the bleeding, but after that didn’t
work, she was informed about UFE by her
gynecologist. This led her to Lakeland Vascular
Institute, and to Dr. Elmasri, who specializes
in performing the UFE procedure.
After her procedure, Latoya’s symptoms
improved immediately. She reported the
bleeding had slowed down tremendously,
and almost felt like she wasn’t even having
“I wish I would have known sooner,” she
says. “I probably would have had it done
“For a procedure like UFE, you no longer
have to go to the hospital,” says Venkat
Tummala, M.D., Medical Director of Lakeland
Vascular Institute Outpatient Center.
He is referring to a growing number of
outpatient surgery centers that are ideal for
certain interventional radiology procedures
like UFE. Lakeland Vascular Institute Outpatient
Center is a state-of-the-art facility
with the same equipment that a hospital
would need for such procedures. “In the
outpatient setting, they can be performed
less expensively and with a lower risk of
infection than at the hospital.”
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