The Brooklyn Hospital Center Interventional Radiology program uses X-rays and other diagnostic images to guide catheters and tiny instruments through blood vessels or skin to the site of illness.
This nonsurgical treatment often results in less pain, less time in recovery and less scarring (if any).
Most interventional radiology procedures require only light intravenous sedation.
- varicose veins
- cancer care (directly applying chemotherapeutic drugs, heat or extreme cold to tumor)
- peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
- renal hypertension — A leading cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD).
- portal venous hypertension — Often results from cirrhosis of the liver.
- male and female infertility — Fallopian tube recanalization for women and treatment of varicoceles for men.
- deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- uterine fibroid relief