Ovarian or Hypogastric Vein Embolization
Your Treatment Experience
Ovarian or hypogastric vein embolization is a minimally invasive procedure performed in a surgical center or hospital. It takes about an hour. Side effects include lower back pain, which you can treat with over the counter pain meds or prescriptions meds. You may also have some bruising. Most patients are able to resume normal activity in 3-5 days.
For most women, the pelvic pain goes away 3-4 weeks after treatment. You may need to take blood thinners short term. If symptoms continue, we may need to place a stent in the veins outside the ovarian veins.
Get Treated Sooner
Because we’re highly specialized, with six treatment locations in the St. Louis area, we’re able to schedule your exam and treatment much sooner than other facilities. Call us at 314-849-0923 or complete this contact form to get started.