Interventional Radiology

Interventional Radiology is less invasive than standard surgery because procedures are performed through small (millimeters) incisions made in the skin, and the procedures are performed with the use of small catheters or tubes placed through the skin into the blood vessels and internal organs.

Since these procedures can be performed without large surgical incisions, the risks and recovery times are significantly reduced; also through the use of image guidance, procedures can be performed more safely. These include a significant number of treatments for a variety of cancers, needle biopsies, placement of a wide variety of central venous lines for dialysis, tumor therapy, evaluation of the circulatory system through angiography, treatment of blockages of the arteries using balloon angioplasties or stent placement, diagnosis and treatment of venous disorders including varicosities and blood clots, treatment of infertility and chronic pelvic pain in women, treatment of uterine fibroids, treatment of cerebral aneurysms and vascular malformations, treatment of acute stroke, treatment of compression fractures of the spine, and many other minimally invasive procedures.