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Interventional radiology

Interventional radiology refers to minimally invasive, image-guided procedures. An interventional radiologist typically uses a thin catheter with a small camera to diagnose and even treat a variety of diseases.

Interventional radiologists in Tallahassee, Florida

Interventional radiologists diagnose and treat disease. Using various small tools, such as catheters or wires from outside the body, they treat a wide range of conditions in the body. X-rays and imaging techniques such as computerized tomography (CT) and ultrasound help guide the radiologist.

Interventional radiology procedures

Interventional radiology refers to minimally invasive procedures that diagnose and treat a variety of conditions. Interventional radiologists insert a catheter through a tiny incision in your wrist or upper thigh and into a large blood vessel.
Since interventional radiology procedures only require a small incision, it means you experience less pain and a faster recovery. Typically, interventional radiology procedures do not require an overnight stay in the hospital.
Interventional radiologists work with other physicians in a wide range of specialties to treat problems related to:

Men's health

  • Prostate artery embolization for benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • Varicocele embolization for varicocele

Women's health

  • Uterine artery embolization for uterine fibroids
  • Pelvic congestion syndrome for chronic pelvic pain

Additional procedures

  • Varicose vein ablation for varicose veins
  • Tumor/bone ablation
  • Vascular malformation
  • Peripheral and visceral aneurysm
  • Port placement and removal
  • Deep venous thrombosis
  • Filter placement and removal
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Vertebral fracture (vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty)
  • TIPS/BRTO for bleeding esophageal varix and recurrent ascites
  • Dialysis (AV fistula declot, AV graft declot, tunneled dialysis catheter)