Our Interventional Radiology division is staffed with Interventional Radiologists and Vascular Surgeons. These groups of physicians perform minimally invasive procedures. Using very small catheters, these physicians navigate through the arteries and veins of our patients. When a problem is found our physicians use techniques such as angioplasty and stenting to repair the problems.
Angioplasty involves using a very small balloon to expand open to help fix the problem. Stenting involves using a fine metal mesh to open the problem area. Stents are routinely used in the arteries that supply blood to the: kidneys, legs, and carotid arteries in the neck.
Other procedures performed include: placing kidney tubes, draining abscesses, performing biopsies, myelograms looking at the spinal cord, and embolizations which stop the flow of blood in areas where there is a problem.