Interventional radiology is a rapidly growing area of medicine. Interventional radiologists are physicians who specialize in minimally invasive, targeted treatments performed using imaging guidance. They use their expertise in reading X-rays, ultrasound and other medical images to guide small instruments such as catheters (tubes that measure just a few millimeters in diameter) through the blood vessels or other pathways to treat patients. These procedures are typically less invasive, and because they don’t involve large incisions, there is generally less pain and shorter recovery times.
Interventional Procedures available at Saint Francis Medical Center include
- Angiography Stenting
- Balloon Angioplasty
- Biopsy and drainage procedures,
- Embolization and Chemoembolization
- Gastrostomy tubes
- Hemodialysis Access Maintenance
- Uterine Fibroid Embolization
- Varicose Vein Treatment
- Vena Cava Filters
- Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty
Learn more about interventional radiology procedures.