(Info from RadiologyInfo.org)
What is an Interventional Radiologist?
An interventional radiologist is a specially trained physician who uses various imaging modalities to guide instruments inside the body to the site of problems and treat various medical disorders without the need for surgery. The procedures performed by interventional radiologists are usually less traumatic and involve smaller incisions, less pain, shorter hospital stays, and shorter recovery times than conventional surgical procedures.
If you have questions about a specific interventional radiology procedure or would like a consultation with one of our interventional radiologists, please call us at 360-424-6161. We would be happy to connect you with one of our physicians who can discuss whether you may benefit from one of our specialized procedures to treat conditions such as peripheral vascular disease and claudication, venous thrombosis, uterine fibroids, and spinal compression fractures. If you have already been referred by your doctor for an interventional radiology procedure, we are also happy to answer any questions you may have.
For further information about specific interventional procedures please select from below:
Angioplasty & Vascular Stenting
Dialysis and Fistula/Graft Declotting and Interventions
Inferior Vena Cava Filter Placement and Removal
Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty