Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a minimally-invasive, uterus-saving procedure that offers quicker, easier recovery than surgery. Women in The Bahamas who have had this procedure are calling it a miracle and “life-changing”.
If you are interested in uterine fibroid embolization,
the first step is to contact us for a basic initial consultation
702-9310 or 702-9312
What Are Fibroids ::
Fibroids are muscular tumors that grow in the wall of the uterus. While they are almost always benign, if left untreated, they can grow in both size and number causing severe cramping, bleeding, and other debilitating symptoms.
Traditionally, women in The Bahamas who were suffering with fibroids only had surgical options or had to go abroad for treatment. Women have undergone hysterectomies and myomectomies or else just accepted their condition and struggled through their lives with it.
However, since 2021, there has been a safe, minimally invasive, non-surgical, and highly-effective treatment available here in The Bahamas through Family Medicine Center.
It’s called uterine artery emobolization (UAE) or uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) and Interventional Radiologist Dr. Mikhail Higgins performed the first one in The Bahamas in July 2021 – with great success.
UFE is a relatively simple and common procedure but was never previously available locally. Now it is.
“My goal is to serve people through my skill set, and one of a variety of conditions I treat that happens to be an epidemic in The Bahamas,” said Dr. Higgins.
What Women Are Saying About UFE ::
I would highly recommend this treatment for women with severe fibroid symptoms. (MJ)
This procedure has changed my life. (KM)
Dr. Higgins gave me my miracle. (TK)
Benefits of Uterine Fibroid Embolization ::
• Uterus saving procedure
• Effective for large and multiple fibroids
• Recurrence of treated fibroids is rare
• Normally performed as an outpatient procedure
• Covered by the majority of insurance companies
About Dr. Mikhail Higgins ::
Mikhail C.S.S. Higgins, MD MPH, is our country’s first board-certified fellowship-trained Interventional Radiologist (IR), specializing in image-guided minimally invasive interventions. He is a native of Nassau, Bahamas.
About Interventional Radiology ::
The therapies offered by Interventional Radiology (IR) are more precise, minimally invasive and more effective than ever. IR provides new options in the Bahamas to treat and mitigate disease and ultimately restore you to your best health.
Interventional Radiologists use the body’s vascular system or cross anatomic planes to directly deliver a precise targeted therapy to treat the actual source of the problem.
In The News, On The Radio, and More…
Tune in to our Youtube channel for video and news interviews with Dr. Higgins and some of his happy patients.