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Embolization in Women's Health

An overview of the indications, the different approaches, the techniques, the available materials, and clinical follow-up results.

Nov 2, 2024 | 8:30 – 11:30 am CST

Saturday, Nov 2, 2024 | 8:30 - 11:30 am CST

Embolization in Women's Health

Minimally invasive treatments are increasingly replacing invasive surgical procedures, which is certainly also reflected in Women’s Health. Women are increasingly demanding the most elegant possible solution to their problem, a short-term, mild procedure with a quick recovery. Embolization meets this requirement.
Embolization as a treatment for abdominal complaints in women has proven to be a safe and effective treatment, but is nevertheless insufficiently known and insufficiently applied in many medical centers. The clinical success of embolization treatment is high in women with specific complaints due to uterine disease (fibroid and/or adenomyosis) and pathological para-uterine pelvic vasculature, like pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS) and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). It therefore deserves extra attention.
Interventional radiology is the specialty par excellence, in which minimally invasive treatment through embolization is gaining ground compared to invasive surgical procedures. This should also apply to optimal personal patient care for women. The aim of the summit is to provide you a detailed overview of minimally invasive embolization treatment for uterine fibroids, adenomyosus, AVMs and PCS; the indications, the different approaches, techniques, available materials and clinical follow-up results.


  • UAE for adenomyosis: how to adjust my technique
  • UAE for adenomyosis: long-term results versus other techniques (endometrial RF ablation …)
  • Resorbable particles in UFE – The Japanese experience
  • Can we use resorbable microspheres for UFE – The South Korean experience
  • Review of evidence for pregnancy after UFE
  • Post Partum Bleeding (PPB): How to quickly determine the proper treatment strategy and prevent failure lurking?
  • Embolization for PCS; Anatomy, patient selection, and how to deal with May-Thurner and Nut-Cracker syndromes
  • Embolization for PCS: Coils, Glue, sclerosant, EVOH based agents: how to choose
  • Uterine AVMs how to classify, how to treat
  • Case 1 – TBD
  • Case 2 – TBD
  • Case 3 – TBD
  • Case 4 – TBD
  • Case 5 – TBD
  • Panel Discussion


Course Directors

Jafar Golzarian

Dr. Jafar Golzarian

North Star Vascular & Interventional | University of Minnesota

Marc Sapoval

Pr. Marc Sapoval

Université de paris/ Hopital Européen Georges Pompidou

Paul Lohle

Dr. Paul Lohle

Elisabeth TweeSteden Hospital


GEST Education

The GEST Group has developed premiere events including the annual GEST conference, focused topic meetings and summits where physicians come to learn from other physicians in the field of embolization.

Thank you to the following companies for supporting this educational event through sponsorship or educational grants.