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Buffalo Vascular Care

Providing nonsurgical outpatient treatment for uterine fibroids.

Buffalo Vascular Care

  • Azher Iqbal, M.D.
  • Blanka Heary, RPA-C

6337 Transit Road, Lancaster NY 14043

Know your nonsurgical option for uterine fibroids

Are you suffering from any of these symptoms?

  • Excessive bleeding and menstrual cramps

  • Prolonged menstrual periods

  • Pelvic pressure or pain

  • Frequent urge to urinate

  • Constipation

Request an appointment today to discuss your nonsurgical solution to treating uterine fibroids

Request an appointment today!






Many women are offered treatments such as hysterectomy or myomectomy that require surgery and hospital stay.

Buffalo Vascular Care offers Uterine Fibroid Embolization – a safe, non surgical solution to treating Uterine Fibroids performed in the comfort of our centrally located outpatient facility.

*Not recommended for women planning to get pregnant

Overview of uterine fibroid embolization (UFE)

What is the process for UFE?

This is a minimally invasive, non surgical procedure, done in an outpatient setting outside of the hospital. A catheter is passed through a small puncture in the wrist, advancing to the uterine arteries using live X-ray. Tiny particles are then released into the artery that supplies blood to the fibroid, cutting off blood flow to the fibroids, ultimately shrinking it.

What are the Outcomes/Expectations?

90% of women who undergo this procedure have significant relief of heavy bleeding, pain, and other symptoms. This procedures allows women to be released home the same day of the procedure, and they are typically able to return to work within 1 week. UFE is a very safe procedure, it is approved by the FDA and complication rates are less than 1%, lower than hysterectomy and myomectomy.

What are the benefits of UFE?

  • Requires no hospitalization unlike hysterectomy or myomectomy

  • High patient satisfaction

  • Preservation of the uterus

  • Minimal blood loss compared to surgery

  • Small puncture in wrist instead of an incision

  • Covered by most insurance companies

Call today for a consultation to discuss your options

Buffalo Vascular Care

Providing nonsurgical outpatient treatment for uterine fibroids.

Discuss your options

Request an appointment today at Buffalo Vascular Care to discuss your nonsurgical solution to treating uterine fibroids

Our highly trained, expert physician with over 20 years of experience in Interventional Radiology is here for you, and here to help you.

When suffering with fibroids you want to see an experienced and compassionate care team who can answer all your questions, concerns and work with your existing GYN/medical provider.
I am a board certified vascular interventional radiologist, I have performed UFE for close to 20 years. Our clinical team has brought consistent innovations to interventional women’s health management in our region.
We will explain the procedure as well as any other alternatives available to you. We are dedicated to patient care and trust.

Let the UFE expert team at BVC help you to a speedy recovery!

Azher Iqbal, M.D.

Medical Director at Buffalo Vascular Care

Dr-Iqbal
Blanka

Symptoms of uterine fibroids can have an immensely negative impact on your quality of life. At Buffalo Vascular Care we provide you with comprehensive consultation, answer all your questions and discuss treatment options for fibroids to improve your symptoms and lifestyle. We strive to offer the best quality of care in a non-hospital, patient-centric setting where our team focuses on each individual patient’s needs and concerns.

Blanka Heary, RPA-C

Clinical Coordinator at Buffalo Vascular Care

Who is at risk for Uterine fibroids?

Testimonials

“The staff goes out of their way to assist, answer any questions, and make you feel comfortable. Professional, capable, pleasant.” -Sharon M.

“I recently had the uterine fibroid embolization performed by Dr. Azher Iqbal at Buffalo Vascular Care. It has been made apparent by both Dr. Iqbal and his staff’s actions that the patient is number one. Clearly, this is a highly professional, friendly, efficient team that works cohesively for the total well being of the patient.” -Suzanne P.

Women over the age of 35
Women who’s mother had fibroids
African American Women

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I am a good candidate for UFE?

If you experiencing heavy, painful and prolonged menstruation, frequent urination, pelvic pain or pressure, back pain, or pain during sexual intercourse caused by fibroids, you are a good candidate for UFE. Prior to UFE procedure, all patients must have a thorough gynecologic examination by their gynecologist and MRI testing to be certain that fibroids are indeed the cause of their symptoms.

Will I need general anesthesia for UFE?

No, we use conscious sedation, medications given by IV, during the procedure that may cause you to fall asleep although some patients may remain awake but are groggy.

How will I feel immediately after the procedure?

During the first 2-4 hours you may experience mild to intense cramping and nausea. You will be given medications during recovery to make you feel comfortable.

We accept mostly all major insurance companies

Buffalo Vascular Care

Providing nonsurgical outpatient treatment for uterine fibroids.

Discuss your options

Request an appointment today at Buffalo Vascular Care to discuss your nonsurgical solution to treating uterine fibroids

Buffalo Vascular Care

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