Uncover the Transformative Power of Interventional Radiology Procedures
Valley Radiology stands at the forefront of modern medical care, offering state-of-the-art interventional radiology procedures that provide innovative and minimally invasive treatments for patients throughout North Carolina.
Our mission is to revolutionize patient care through interventional radiology, allowing us to access, diagnose, and treat a diverse range of medical conditions with precision and efficacy.
As a leader in interventional radiology, we take pride in offering a comprehensive array of procedures that cater to the unique needs of our patients.
Please continue reading to learn more about interventional radiology, including what conditions it helps with and our treatment options at Valley Radiology below.
What is Interventional Radiology (IR)?
Interventional Radiologists perform “pinhole surgeries” - minimally invasive, image-guided procedures to diagnose conditions quickly and with remarkable accuracy, allowing them to perform targeted treatments that minimize potential damage to surrounding healthy tissue. IR procedures offer less risk, less pain, and a shorter recovery time than traditional surgeries.
Vascular and Interventional Radiology (VIR), or Interventional Radiology (IR), specializes in minimally invasive techniques and advanced imaging to deliver precise, targeted treatments for complex diseases and health conditions.
Interventional Radiologists are Board Certified Physicians who perform “pinhole surgeries” - minimally invasive, image-guided procedures to diagnose conditions quickly and with remarkable accuracy, allowing them to perform targeted treatments that minimize potential damage to surrounding healthy tissue. Using advanced imaging technologies, including fluoroscopy, X-ray, ultrasound, and CT, to give patients alternative, cost-effective diagnosis and treatment options.
These techniques help guide small instruments and catheters through a tiny pinprick in the skin into targeted blood vessels or other body pathways to treat specific conditions.
Interventional radiology is often called the "surgery of the new millennium" because Interventional Radiologists use minimally invasive techniques to diagnose and treat patients, seeking to reduce risk and improve health outcomes.
Often interventional radiology is used in conjunction with other medical specialties to offer a comprehensive and whole-body approach to patient care.
Unlock the Power of Interventional Radiology Procedures: Transformative Benefits to Treat Various Conditions
Interventional radiology is revolutionizing treatments for a full spectrum of health conditions.
Most commonly, interventional radiology treatment is used for:
- Peripheral Arterial Disease
- Vascular Disease
- Uterine fibroids
- Vertebral Augmentation for Spinal Compression Fractures
- Varicose Veins and Venous Insufficiency Treatment
- Dialysis Access & Maintenance
- Spider Vein Treatment
- Image-Guided Needle Biopsies (Breast, Liver, and Thyroid)
From stopping bleeds in trauma patients, and treating cancer and other diseases, to limb salvage for patients with advanced arterial disease, interventional radiologists play a crucial role in saving lives and preserving limbs.
The Most Common Interventional Radiology Procedures
Most interventional radiology procedures are minimally invasive as they require tiny incisions, cause less pain, and have shorter recovery times than traditional surgeries.
Explore our comprehensive interventional radiology procedures list below to better understand some common treatment options.
Generally speaking, the most common interventional radiology procedures include:
- Angiograms / Atherectomy / Angioplasty(stenting)
- DVT Thrombolysis and Thrombectomy
- Venous Access Catheters
- Dialysis Access Care
- Chemoembolization and Radioembolization for Liver Tumors
- Uterine Fibroid Embolization
- Vertebral Augmentation
- Gastrostomy Tube Placement
- Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS)
- IVC Filter Placement
- Cerebral Aneurysm Coiling
- Nephrostomy Tube Placement
- Prostate Artery Embolization
- Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
- Vein Ablation
- Procedures That Help Prevent and Treat Strokes
These IR procedures are at the forefront of medical technology and offer a safe and proven alternative to traditional surgical methods.
Experience a Health Revolution: Valley Radiology's Innovative Interventional Radiology Procedures Reshape Healthcare in Southeastern North Carolina
If you are looking for medical treatment with minimal health risks, reduced infection rates, and improved health outcomes with a speedy recovery time, interventional radiology may be the right choice.
Whether you're seeking a minimally invasive way to solve your back pain, leg pain, or varicose veins and want more information on treatment options, our Vascular and Interventional Specialists can help.
Our interventional radiologists have years of experience utilizing evidence-based procedures and high-quality imaging technology to help you feel your best again. Contact us today to learn more and schedule an appointment.
Valley Radiology offers a wide range of radiology services, including interventional radiology procedures, to patients in Bladen, Columbus, Cumberland, Harnett, and southern Wake County, as well as surrounding counties in southeastern NC.