A small catheter the size of a spaghetti noodle is inserted in the artery in the groin after local anesthesia. The catheter is fed into the uterine arteries watching directly on a TV screen. Small particles are placed directly into both uterine arteries blocking the blood supply to the non cancerous tumors called fibroids. Often you can go home the evening of the procedure while we provide you with medication for pain. We believe healing happens faster and more naturally at home. No incision but a small band-aid on the groin. This procedure is an alternative to a hysterectomy, myomectomy or synthetic hormone therapy.