Interventional Radiology

Many conditions that once required surgery can now be treated using interventional radiology, a growing medical specialty that uses image guidance to deliver minimally invasive, precisely targeted treatments. Our interventional radiologists are board-certified, fellowship trained physicians.

While no treatment is risk-free, the risks of interventional procedures are generally lower than those of open surgery – a major advance in medicine. Compared to conventional surgery, interventional radiology provides patients with several important advantages:

  • No large incisions
  • Shortened or no hospital stay
  • General anesthesia is rarely required
  • Less expensive than surgery
  • Risk, pain and recovery time are often reduced

Our Services

Interventional Oncology:

  • Chemoembolization of Liver Tumors
  • Radioembolization (Yttrium-90)
  • Thermal Tumor Ablation – RFA & Cryoablation
  • Implantable Ports for Chemotherapy
  • Fiducial Marker Placement
  • Image-Guided Core Biopsy & FNA
  • Intrathecal Chemotherapy

Pain Management:

  • Kyphoplasty & Vertebroplasty
  • Sacroplasty
  • Radiofrequency ablation for spine pain
  • Selective Nerve Blocks
  • Epidural Injections
  • Facet Injections
  • Hip & Shoulder Injections

Vascular Interventions:

  • Emergency Embolization
  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UAE)
  • Diagnostic Angiography & Venography
  • Peripheral Vascular Angioplasty & Stenting
  • Arterial and Venous Thrombolysis
  • Treatment of Renal Artery Stenosis
  • AV Fistula / AV Graft Revascularization
  • IVC Filter Placement & Retrieval
  • Central Venous Access Catheters
  • Treatment of Varicoceles & Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
  • Varicose Vein Treatment
  • Portosystemic Shunt (T.I.P.S.)
  • Intra-vascular Foreign Body Retrieval
  • Transjugular Liver Biopsy
  • Femoral Artery Pseudoaneurysm Treatment

Non-Vascular Interventions:

  • Nephrostomy/ Ureteral Stent Placement
  • Gastrostomy/Gastrojejunostomy
  • Cholecystostomy
  • Biliary Drainage & Stenting
  • Abscess/Pseudocyst Drainage
  • Chest Tube Placement
  • Catheter Placement for Management of Refractory Effusions
  • Suprapubic Catheter Placement
  • Discography
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Myelogram
  • CSF Leak Assessment

Neurointerventional:

  • Diagnostic Cerebral Angiography

If you are scheduled for any of the above procedures, please make sure to contact the scheduler for information on preparing for your procedure. Many procedures require lab testing as well as fasting prior to the day of the procedure and transport home may be required. You should also be prepared to answer questions about your current medications and any allergies you might have.