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What is Interventional Radiology?

Interventional Radiology (IR) is a medical specialty that uses image-guided procedures to diagnose and treat diseases and conditions throughout the body. The IR department is a specialized unit in a hospital that performs minimally invasive procedures using imaging techniques such as X-ray, CT, MRI, and ultrasound to guide the procedures. The department is staffed by highly trained radiologists near me and technologists skilled in performing a wide range of procedures.

Interventional radiologists are specially trained physicians who perform these procedures. They use a range of techniques to access and treat specific areas of the body through small incisions or punctures, minimizing the need for traditional open surgery. The procedures are typically performed under local anesthesia or conscious sedation, reducing the risks and recovery time associated with major surgery.

Common Procedures Performed in Interventional Radiology

Some common procedures performed in interventional radiology include:

  • Angiography and Angioplasty: Using catheters and stents to evaluate and treat blood vessel diseases, such as narrowing or blockages.
  • Embolization: Blocking blood vessels or abnormal tissue growth, often used to treat tumors, aneurysms, or uterine fibroids.
  • Biopsy and Drainage: Collecting tissue samples or draining fluids from different parts of the body, guided by imaging.
  • Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) and Microwave Ablation: Destroying tumors using heat energy, often used for liver, lung, or kidney tumors.
  • Transarterial Chemoembolization (TACE): Delivering chemotherapy drugs directly to tumors in the liver while blocking their blood supply.
  • Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty: Treating compression fractures in the spine by injecting bone cement into the fractured vertebrae.
  • Percutaneous Nephrostomy: Placing a tube through the skin into the kidney to drain urine in cases of urinary tract obstruction.
  • Venous Access: Inserting catheters into veins for long-term access, such as for chemotherapy, dialysis, or nutrition.

Interventional radiology offers several advantages, including shorter hospital stays, faster recovery, reduced pain, and lower risk of complications compared to traditional surgery. It is considered an integral part of modern medicine, providing effective and minimally invasive alternatives for many diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

It's important to consult with a qualified interventional radiologist or your healthcare provider to determine the suitability of interventional radiology procedures for your specific medical condition. They can provide more information and discuss the recommended procedures' benefits, risks, and expected outcomes.

Why Medfin Works for You

At Medfin’s interventional radiology department in Hoshiarpur, you are assured the perfect mix of expert surgeons, the latest procedures, and affordable pricing. Our panel of expert surgeons are hand-picked by experts. All of our surgeons come with 12+ years of experience and have extensive experience performing the latest, minimally invasive procedures and have been trained to deliver the latest, international standards of surgical treatment. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Medfin offers the latest surgical procedures to ensure that you recover as fast as possible in the least painful way possible.

The choice of anesthesia in interventional radiology (IR) procedures can vary depending on several factors, including the complexity of the procedure, the patient's overall health, the patient's preference, and the physician's recommendation. This may include conscious sedation and local or general anesthesia.

Interventional radiology procedures offer several benefits, including:

Minimally invasive: Procedures are performed through tiny incisions or natural body openings, reducing the need for extensive surgery.

Less risk and complications: Compared to open surgery, interventional radiology procedures often carry lower risks, shorter recovery times, and fewer complications.

Local anesthesia: Many interventional radiology procedures can be performed under local anesthesia, eliminating the need for general anesthesia.

Shorter hospital stays: Minimally invasive procedures often allow for shorter hospital stays or same-day discharge.

Faster recovery: The minimally invasive nature of interventional radiology procedures typically results in quicker recovery times compared to traditional surgery.

While interventional radiology (IR) procedures are generally safe and minimally invasive, there are certain contraindications or conditions that may make the procedures unsuitable or higher risk for a patient. These include:

  • Unstable Vital Signs
  • Allergy or Sensitivity to Contrast Agents
  • Coagulation Disorders or Bleeding Risk
  • Infection or Localized Inflammation
  • Pregnancy

The risks involved in IR procedures are very low and may include the following:

  • Bleeding 
  • Infection 
  • Allergic reactions
  • Damage to blood vessels, etc.

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