How to Schedule a Consultation
If a woman is interested in discussing whether Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) is a good option for her, we recommend that she schedule a consultation with one of our physicians. To schedule a consultation, please call (646) 962-9179. Our office is open from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
Insurance carriers may cover UFE for women with symptomatic fibroids. When you call the Weill Cornell Vein Treatment Center, one of our staff will determine whether we participate with your health insurance company in providing care. In order to have the insurance company reimburse you for your consultation, some patients may need to have a referral from their primary care provider before the consultation. This is important to know before you come for your appointment at the Weill Cornell Vein Treatment Center, so please review your health plan prior to your visit.
If your insurance carrier requires a referral, you will need to get a written confirmation from your health care provider, which you should bring with you at the time of your consultation at the Weill Cornell Vein Treatment Center. If you are not sure if you need a referral, call us and we can help.
What to Bring on Your Consultation Visit
When you come for you consultation, the doctor will review your medical history. It is helpful to bring any reports that you might have to help the Weill Cornell Vein Treatment Center physician evaluate and counsel you. These might include:
- Ultrasound reports. There is no need to bring in ultrasound pictures; ultrasound reports are sufficient.
- Pelvic MRI. If you have had an MRI of your pelvis in the last 6 months, bringing the images (pictures) and a report of this examination would be very helpful. The MRI images (pictures) on a CD would be ideal.
- Laboratory tests. If you have the reports of any recent lab tests, such as a blood count, these would be useful to bring as well. However there is no need to go to great lengths to get this data. If you are interested in the UFE, this information could be obtained later.
After the Consultation
After a consultation, the next step is often to obtain a pelvic MRI. This test will allow us to evaluate the uterus and pelvis in a way that is more detailed than with an ultrasound, and will help us determine if UFE will be a safe and effective option for you.
Your physician will review the MRI and will call you to discuss the findings and provide a treatment recommendation. At the time of this call, we encourage you to ask further questions, and if you decide that UFE is a good choice for you, the procedure can be scheduled at this time.