Surgery is rarely the first treatment option. Our team seeks to treat patients with non-surgical, minimally invasive methods that are less risky. One of those methods is known as interventional radiology.

What is Interventional Radiology?

Interventional radiology uses advanced medical imaging techniques to guide physicians as they perform various diagnostic tests and procedures. Such procedures are minimally invasive and require only small incisions. Interventional radiology tools and techniques enhance precision and minimize things like tissue, organ, and skin damage. These minimally invasive procedures cause less post-surgical pain than traditional methods, in addition to less scarring.
Patient receiving ultrasound for interventional radiology

What It Entails

Our providers use ultrasound and fluoroscopy (moving X-ray) to perform procedures such as inserting a catheter into a blood vessel. Patients may require a mild sedative or local anesthetic to remain comfortable throughout the procedure.

Its Uses

These diagnostic and treatment procedures address issues within the arteries, such as narrowing or weaknesses. Utilizing advanced imaging for guidance, interventional radiologists can perform treatments that improve blood flow and repair arterial damage. Embolizations can be performed to reduce or eliminate symptoms of Uterine Fibroids and Enlarged Prostate.
Treatments like endovenous laser treatment (EVLT), sclerotherapy, and the placement of IVC filters address conditions affecting the veins. These procedures help in managing painful varicose veins, improving venous blood flow, and preventing pulmonary embolism by catching blood clots before they can travel to the lungs.
These procedures offer relief for patients suffering from painful vertebral compression fractures, often caused by osteoporosis or cancer. By injecting medical-grade bone cement into the fractured vertebra, vertebroplasty stabilizes the fracture. Kyphoplasty expands this approach by first creating space with a balloon before cement injection, both aiming to reduce pain and restore mobility.
These targeted therapies destroy tumor cells with minimal impact on surrounding healthy tissue. Techniques vary from heating (radiofrequency and microwave ablation) to freezing (cryoablation) tumor cells, while bland and chemo embolization blocks the blood supply to tumors, causing them to shrink and die. These minimally invasive procedures are pivotal in treating various cancers, offering patients alternatives to traditional surgery.
Interventional radiology significantly enhances the precision and safety of biopsies and fluid aspirations. By using imaging to guide needle placement, these procedures can accurately target and sample tissue for diagnostic purposes or drain excess fluid from joints, providing relief and aiding in the diagnosis of conditions with minimal discomfort and recovery time.

Why Choose HealthyU Clinics

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Our team of interventional radiologists are highly skilled and experienced.
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Personalized Treatment Plans

We understand that every patient is unique. We work closely with you to develop a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.
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State-of-the-Art Facilities

We offer state-of-the-art facilities. Our clinics are equipped with the latest imaging and treatment technologies.
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Insurance Friendly Services

We accept most major insurance plans and call to verify your benefits before your appointment.

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