Interventional Radiology Procedures

A surgical team prepares for an interventional radiology procedure.The Division of Interventional Radiology specializes in treating a wide variety of conditions with minimally invasive techniques that involve lower risk, less pain and a shorter recovery time than open surgeries.

Your physician will discuss your condition and treatment options, and will determine whether a minimally invasive procedure is right for you.

For minimally invasive surgeries, our interventional radiologists use image-guided technology, such as X-rays, CT scans and MRIs, to place tiny instruments inside the body that deliver medicine to targeted areas and perform procedures without open surgical wounds.

Conditions We Treat

Many minimally invasive procedures can be done without general anesthesia, and you can go home the same day.

Preparing for your Procedure

We will contact you the day before your procedure to make sure you are comfortable and prepared. Most procedures allow you to go home the same day, but certain procedures may require you to stay overnight.

Things to Know

  • You must have a ride home.
  • If you are having an angiogram, it is essential that someone stays with you overnight.
  • Do not eat or drink after midnight on the day of your procedure, except for sips of water to take medication.
  • You must take all blood pressure medications the morning of the procedure.
  • If you have questions about medications, you should bring your medication with you, or a complete list of your medication that includes dosage.
  • If you take blood thinners, we will work with you and your primary care doctor prior to your procedure to determine if they need to be stopped.

Contact Us

Procedure Appointments: Call 617-667-1616

Clinic appointments: Call 617-754- 2523

For questions: Call 617-754- 9500

  • Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • After 5 p.m., on weekends or holidays, please call 617-667-7000 and ask for the fellow on call for Interventional Radiology.