Interventional radiology is the minimally invasive, image-guided treatment of medical conditions that once required open surgery.
By harnessing the power of ultrasound, X-rays, and other innovative methods, interventional radiologists can see inside your body and treat complex conditions invasively and with unprecedented precision.
IR can reduce the length of hospital stays, minimize potential complications and save lives.
IR treatments are a well-accepted choice for conditions such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer, uterine fibroids, varicose veins and many other common and serious medical issues. IR is particularly relevant for patients who are in frail health or who have already undergone numerous surgeries.
Some of the surgeries:
Embolization is a treatment that blocks or slows down the blood supply to tissues or an organ. It can be used to block the flow of blood to a tumor so the cancer cells die, Trans arterial chemoembolization (TACE) is a specific type of chemoembolization that blocks the hepatic artery to treat liver cancer.
The doctor places a catheter into the large blood vessel in your groin and then moves the catheter up through the artery until it reaches the hepatic artery in the liver. A radio-opaque dye is injected into the catheter and an x-ray is taken to find the branches of the artery that are feeding the liver tumor. The doctor then moves the catheter to these arteries. The doctor injects a material into the arteries feeding the tumor. The material blocks these arteries.
Splenic artery emboli
Trans catheter splenic artery embolization has a major role in the management of traumatic splenic injuries, an endovascular technique for treatment of splenic and splenic artery pathology as an alternative to splenic artery ligation or splenectomy. It often results in successfully treating the underlying pathology, while maintaining at least partial splenic function.
Uterine fibroid embolization.
It is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat fibroid tumors of the uterus which can cause heavy menstrual bleeding, pain, and pressure on the bladder or bowel. It uses X-Ray fluoroscopy to guide the delivery of embolic agents to the uterus and fibroids.
Percutaneous nephrostomy is a procedure in which percutaneous access to the kidney is achieved under radiological guidance. The access is then often maintained with the use of an indwelling catheter.
- Peripheral vascular disease (extremities, carotids, renal, mesenteric, abdominal and thoracic aneurysms).
Preventing Stroke by Treating Carotid Stenosis
Our primary treatment goal is to prevent future stroke in patients through a combination of lifestyle changes, medical management and other interventions. We encourage our patients to make the following lifestyle changes, if necessary:
- Avoid smoking.
- Control blood pressure.
- Maintain normal blood sugar levels for those with diabetes.
- Eat a diet low in cholesterol and saturated fats.
- Exercise regularly.
- Maintain a healthy weight.
- Take platelet-blocking medications, such as aspirin.