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Interventional Radiology: Conditions and Procedures

By using long, thin tubes called catheters inserted through small incisions and guided through the body with advanced imaging technology, interventional radiologists are able to deliver treatment without open surgery.

Conditions treated include:

  • Stroke
  • Brain aneurysm
  • Peripheral vascular disease (PVD)
  • Varicose veins
  • Venous ulcers and leg varices
  • Spinal fractures and kyphosis
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Bone, breast, kidney, liver and lung cancer
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain (Pelvic Congestion Syndrome) 

Procedures performed:

  • Balloon angioplasty
  • Embolization
  • Thrombolysis
  • Central venous access catheter (CVAC)
  • Endovenous laser treatment
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Chemoembolization
  • Biliary drainage and stenting
  • Gastrostomy
  • Hemodialysis access maintenance
  • Radiofrequency vertebral augmentation and tumor ablation
  • TIPS (transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt)
  • Fallopian tube catheterization
  • Uterine fibroid embolization
  • Varicocele embolization
  • Inferior vena cava (IVC) filter placement and retrieval