Rarely, focused ultrasound surgery results in:

  • Burns to the skin on your abdomen
  • Damage to tissues and structures near the fibroid targeted for treatment
  • Nerve stimulation causing temporary back or leg pain after the procedure
  • Blood clots in your legs (deep vein thrombosis)

Other drawbacks specific to focused ultrasound surgery include:

  • Less long-term data on safety and effectiveness than most other fibroid treatments
  • Less data on fertility and pregnancy than with other fibroid treatments

As with many other fibroid treatments, when you have focused ultrasound surgery:

  • You may have some fibroids that may not be able to be treated
  • You may require further treatment if your symptoms return