Vascular & Interventional Radiology

Vascular and Interventional Radiology Team Offers Patients Convenient Access and Comprehensive Services


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Vascular & Interventional Radiology at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center offers a full range of diagnostic services and image-guided therapies for patients. We take pride in being easily accessible. Our top priority is our responsiveness to a patient’s inquiries and relationships with referring physicians.

Effective Diagnosis and Treatment

Interventional radiologists are involved in the treatment of the patient, as well as the diagnosis of disease. They treat an ever-widening range of conditions inside the body from outside the body by using various small instruments such as catheters or wires, using X-ray and imaging techniques. Interventional radiology offers an alternative treatment to surgery for many conditions and in some cases, can limit the need for hospitalization.

Complete Range of Procedures

An interventional radiologist is a medical doctor who works closely with other physicians and plays an important role on a patient’s treatment team. UH Cleveland Medical Center interventional radiologists perform a variety of procedures, including:

  • Women’s Health:
  • Men’s Health:
  • Pain/Palliative Care:
  • Gastroenterology:
  • Pediatrics:
    • Central venous access (Mediports, Tunneled PICCs, etc.)
    • Percutaneous needle biopsy (thyroid, lung, liver, pancreas, liver, kidney, lymph nodes, etc.)
    • Chest tubes
    • Percutaneous abscess/fluid collection drainages
    • Vascular malformations
    • Renal Angiomyolipomas
    • Pulmonary AVMs
  • Dialysis:
    • Venous mapping
    • Hemodialysis catheter placement
    • AV Fistula/AV Graft management – angioplasty, stenting, and thrombolysis
  • Vascular:
    • Thrombolysis/thrombectomy for acute to subacute DVTs, submassive PEs, and acute arterial thrombus
    • Peripheral arterial disease management including chronic total occlusion – percutaneous angioplasty and stenting
    • AAA and Type II endoleak embolization
    • IVC filter placement
    • IVC filter retrieval (routine and complex)
  • Interventional Oncology:
    • Y90 radioembolization (SirSpheres and Theraspheres)
    • TACE – chemoembolization
    • Percutaneous ablations (Microwave/cryoablation) – liver, renal, lung, and bone
    • Mediport placement, removal, and revisions
    • PleurX® catheters (thoracic and abdominal)

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