Interventional radiology is a form of minimally invasive treatment. It uses radiologic imaging, such as Ultrasound, CT and fluoroscopy (Cath lab) to navigate instruments through organs and blood vessels. Through incisions approximately 2 millimeters long, doctors can biopsy or treat tumors, clear blocked arteries and add stents, and address issues with the brain, kidney, pancreas, uterus or liver problems. Why is interventional radiology preferred over regular surgery? Let’s find out.
- Quick Recovery
Interventional radiology treatment involves minimal invasive procedures. These take less time to heal and the patient is up on their feet in no time.
- Less Pain
Due to the nature of the procedure which involves making a small incision and treating the patient, the pain felt after the procedure is very less compared to surgical procedures.
- Lower risk of infection
There is no surgery so no open wound or stitches involved in an interventional radiology procedure which minimizes the risk of infection.
- Minimal blood loss
Interventional radiology procedures offer minimal blood loss as the treatment requires only a small hole to insert the tube into the blood vessel. So, no blood transfusion required.
- Short hospital Stay
Interventional procedures are done under local anesthesia, so hospital stays are very short, with patients frequently going home in 24 hours.
Interventional Radiology treatments are image-guided, so they are very precise. This helps doctors prevent as much damage as possible to surrounding tissue, organs, and skin. For the best treatment, schedule an appointment with Dr. Milan Jolapara at Dev Interventional Clinic.