Interventional Radiology

Through improved technology of catheter-based interventions, it is possible to treat many diseases which until now have required full surgical procedures. We are developing techniques for nonsurgical treatment of a variety of disorders. These include:

  • Nonpharmacologic Analgesia for Invasive Procedures
  • Nonsurgical treatment of blockage of arteries or veins using balloon angioplasty
  • Atherectomy and stent placement
  • Nonsurgical treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Treatment of strokes with the drug urokinase
  • Nonsurgical treatment of male infertility by embolization of the testicular vein for varicocele
  • Nonsurgical treatment of female infertility by opening of blocked fallopian tubes
  • Nonsurgical treatment of gastrointestinal bleeding by embolization
  • Embolization of cancers to decrease their blood supply
  • Nonsurgical portacaval shunts for esophageal varices or ascites secondary to liver cirrhosis
  • Self-hypnotic Relaxation for Large Core Breast Biopsy