Vascular & Interventional Radiology

Vascular & Interventional Radiology at University Hospitals 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 Using Interventional Radiology

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 Vascular Radiology 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. University Hospitals interventional radiologists perform a variety of procedures, including:

Women’s Health:

  • Uterine artery embolization for fibroids (abnormal bleeding/bulk symptoms)
  • Ovarian vein embolization for pelvic congestion syndrome
  • ein ablation and sclerotherapy for symptomatic varicose veins

Men’s Health:

  • Prostate artery embolization for benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH)
  • Varicocele embolization for infertility

Pain/Palliative Care:

  • Kyphoplasty/Vertebroplasty for acute to subacute osteoporotic and pathologic fractures
  • Nerve blocks (spine, celiac plexus, etc.)

Gastroenterology:

  • Primary gastrostomy/gastrojejunostomy tube placement
  • TIPS for recurrent ascites and/or variceal bleeding

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)