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Mature Women's Centre Victoria General Hospital

Hysterectomy Alternatives Program (HAlt)

Uterine Artery Embolization

This procedure is currently being offered through the Hysterectomy Alternative (HAlt) Program and is performed in Winnipeg at the Health Sciences Centre or St. Boniface Hospital. The procedure involves blocking the artery that provides blood supply to the uterine fibroid. When performed on selected patients, the size of fibroids can shrink, and give the woman better symptom control.

For more information, check out Radiology Info for Patients and Radiology Info - Uterine Fibroid Embolization.