Interventional radiology refers to minimally invasive, image-guided procedures. An interventional radiologist guides a thin catheter, which has a small camera attached, through an artery to diagnose and 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:
- Prostate artery embolization for benign prostatic hyperplasia
- Varicocele embolization for varicocele
- Uterine artery embolization for uterine fibroids
- Pelvic congestion syndrome for chronic pelvic pain
- 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)