Minimally Invasive

Only a tiny needle puncture in the skin is needed

Faster Recovery

Recovery is typically just 3 days

Fewer Risks

Rate of complications is much lower than surgery

The Pelvic Congestion Syndrome Solution

Discover why women are choosing this FDA-approved alternative to hysterectomy for treating PCS.

If you’ve been diagnosed with pelvic congestion syndrome, you may have been told that hysterectomy or birth control pills are your only treatment options. However, did you know that Ovarian Vein Embolization (OVE), a non-surgical, FDA-approved alternative to hysterectomy, can successfully treat pelvic congestion syndrome?

What is Interventional Radiology?

What is Ovarian Vein Embolization?

Ovarian Vein Embolization (OVE) is an interventional radiology treatment for pelvic congestion syndrome. OVE helps relieve pain by using imaging guidance and a catheter to close off faulty veins so they can no longer enlarge with blood.

The procedure is performed by interventional radiologists — doctors specially trained to do minimally invasive vascular procedures, such as angioplasty and embolization, to treat a variety of conditions.

During OVE, a doctor positions a catheter (thin tube) through a small needle puncture in the leg and into to the targeted blood vessel using X-ray guidance. A dye is injected to create an X-ray map (venogram) of the vein and embolic agents are inserted through the catheter to block the veins supplying the enlarged veins.

Faster Recovery. Greater Comfort.

Recovery from embolization is much faster than invasive surgery because there is no incision to heal or stitches to be removed. The risk of bleeding and complications is lower than with invasive surgery.

Patients who undergo OVE have reported high satisfaction with a 80% success rate in pain reduction. Patients may intially have some cramping and nausea, but this tapers off over the course of several days. Most patients typically return to work and light activities a day or two after the procedure, and report that they feel recovered within seven days.

Hysterectomy, on the other hand, takes more than 6 weeks of recovery and more than doubles the chance of complications compared to OVE.

Why Choose Advantage IR?

Advantage IR is at the forefront of the latest Interventional Radiology procedures that provide an effective alternative to surgery with minimal recovery time. From our doctors to our clinical staff, you will receive the quality care you deserve in a safe and comfortable environment.

Advantage IR uses state of the art equipment to provide the best in patient outcomes and care. All of our interventional radiologists are board-certified and have extensive experience and success using these minimally invasive techniques to treat patients with a variety of disorders.