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Interventional Radiology

What Is Interventional Radiology?

Interventional radiology uses imaging technology to both diagnose and treat various medical conditions. Our board-certified physicians are experts in using the latest technologies to perform these minimally invasive procedures. At Northside Hospital, our dedicated imaging-certified nurse staff handles all preoperative and recovery care for our interventional radiology patients. 

What Are the Advantages?

Interventional radiology offers several advantages over traditional invasive procedures:

  • The procedures do not require large incisions and are usually performed through a nick the size of a pencil’s tip.
  • Because the procedures are minimally invasive, there are no large scars, and risk, pain and recovery time are often significantly reduced.
  • Most interventional radiology procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis.
  • Typically, moderate sedation can be used instead of general anesthesia.
  • Procedures are sometimes less expensive than more invasive procedures or other treatment alternatives.

Interventional radiology procedures include:

  • Angiography
  • AngioJet®
  • Arteriovenous graft
  • Balloon angioplasty
  • Biliary drainage and stenting
  • Central venous access
  • Chemoembolization
  • Coblation®
  • Cryoablation
  • Deep vein thrombosis treatment (DVT)
  • Embolization
  • Endovenous laser therapy (EVLT)
  • Fallopian tube recanalization
  • Gastrostomy tube
  • Hemodialysis access maintenance/declotting
  • Needle biopsy
  • Nephrostomy placement
  • Pelvic congestion syndrome treatment
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT)
  • Stent placement
  • Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS)
  • Uterine fibroid embolization
  • Varicocele embolization
  • Varicose vein treatment
  • Vertebroplasty

Schedule An Appointment

To schedule an appointment at one of the Northside Hospital Gwinnett or Duluth locations, call 678-312-3444.

To schedule an appointment at a Northside Hospital Atlanta, Forsyth or Cherokee location, call 404-851-6577.