Our interventional radiology services are conducted by board-certified physicians using state-of-the-art technology. With few or no incisions, interventional radiology provides less pain during treatment and faster recovery after.
Less Pain and Faster Recovery with Interventional Radiology
Interventional radiology at Franciscan Health is staffed by board-certified physicians who use advanced technology to perform a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Many of these procedures are minimally invasive. Interventional radiologists use X-rays and MRIs to guide them when advancing catheters, wires, and other small instruments through the body, usually in an artery, to the source of the disease non-surgically. With few or no incisions, interventional radiology allows for less pain and a quicker recovery time for patients.
Benefits of interventional radiology
Interventional radiologists are board-certified physicians who specialize in minimally invasive, targeted treatments. They offer the most in-depth knowledge of the least-invasive treatments available coupled with diagnostic and clinical experience across all specialties.
- Most procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis or require only a short hospital stay.
- General anesthesia usually is not required.
- Risk, pain and recovery time are often significantly reduced.
- The procedures are sometimes less expensive than surgery or other alternatives.
Offering a full scope of interventional radiology
Today many conditions that once required surgery can be treated non-surgically by interventional radiologists. Interventional radiology treatments offer less risk, less pain and less recovery time compared to open surgery.
Additional Services Offered
- Balloon angioplasty and covered and non-covered stent placement
- Mesenteric and renal angioplasty and stenting
- Retrieval of intravascular foreign body
- Chest and arm port insertion
- Non-tunneled and tunneled central venous catheter placement
- Preoperative embolization of renal tumors
- Pleurex catheter placement
- Cryoablation of tumors
- Bone biopsy