Normally, your interventional radiologist and your OB/GYN will work together to coordinate your follow-up care. Dr. Linda Hughes, M.D., explains what she does as the interventional radiologist.
“Typically in terms of follow up care after a uterine fibroid embolization, patients will be seen in the office by the Interventional Radiologist, usually 7 to 10 days after the procedure. It’s an opportunity for us to be able to review the films that we’ve obtained during the procedure with the patients. It gives us an opportunity to examine the patient as well as to see how their recovery time is and a lot of women need to have paper work filled up prior to returning to their full time activities at work.
“Beyond that initial post-operative period, we usually do follow up imaging and depending on the individual, it could be at six months, it could be at 12 months and we also encourage the patient that they are to maintain their annual appointment with their gynecologist.”
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