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.