Interventional Radiology Specialist

Precision Health Center

Regenerative Medicine, Interventional Radiology, and Aesthetics & Medical Spa located in Miami, FL

Traditional surgery can be painful, expensive, and risky. Precision Health Center in Miami, Florida, offers state-of-the-art interventional radiology (IR) procedures. IR allows patients to receive minimally invasive surgery in an outpatient setting. At Precision Health Care, Carlos Sanchez, MD, and his team of experts offer a range of interventional radiology procedures. To learn more about the benefits of IR, call the office today, or schedule a consultation online.

Interventional Radiology Q & A

What is interventional radiology?

Interventional radiology or IR emphasizes minimally invasive image-guided treatments. Imaging tests are a cornerstone of IR, including:

  • X-ray fluoroscopy
  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Ultrasound 

Traditional radiologists only interpret the results of imaging tests. But interventional radiologists go one step farther: They also perform procedures to treat a wide range of health problems.

At Precision Health Center, you work with a team of experts. Your interventional radiologist delivers cutting-edge treatments to help you avoid invasive surgeries. With IR, you can receive top-quality results and enjoy a quick recovery. 

What procedures can interventional radiology perform?

Interventional radiologists often treat problems with blood vessels and arteries. If you have blood clots or narrowed arteries, Precision Health Center can help. 

The team uses interventional radiology procedures to remove blockages and reduce your risk of heart attack or stroke. They also use IR to treat abnormal bleeding and aneurysms.

Other interventional radiology procedures include:

  • Stent insertion
  • Joint injections
  • Endovascular procedures: angiography, venous, carotid neck head, abdominal aorta
  • Lower extremity revascularization procedure: arteriogram lower extremity, revascularization femoral-popliteal
  • Catheter placements: Tunneled Pleural Catheter, Cessation/Thrombolysis Infusion Catheter, Cholangiography Perc, ERCP Biliary.
  • Venoplasty and Embolization procedures: angioplasty and aplasty, venocavagram, arterial embolization
  • Biopsy procedures: thyroid, lymph node, bone marrow, liver, renal tumor, abdominal perc., lung/medist, thoracentesis, and paracentesis.
  • Breast procedures: MA ductogram/galactogram, MA breast localization and device, US breast biopsy

IR procedures can also perform biopsies, drain fluids, and deliver pain relief. Interventional radiologists administer epidurals and steroid injections directly into the target area. Targeted injections help ensure optimal results.

What aesthetics procedures use interventional radiology?

Precision Health Center uses IR techniques to deliver platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. PRP contains the growth factors in your blood. 

These growth factors can rejuvenate your skin and hair by stimulating cell turnover. The team at Precision Health Center offers image-guided injections to deliver targeted results. 

How does interventional radiology work?

During an interventional radiology procedure, your provider makes a tiny incision in one of your veins. Next, they insert a thin tube called a catheter into your vein. The catheter is narrow and flexible so that it can move smoothly through your veins. 

Your interventional radiologist maneuvers the catheter to the target location. Next, they thread instruments like needles or wires through the catheter. They use these instruments to perform your surgery. 

Once the surgery is complete, they seal the incision. Because the incision is so small, it may not even require stitches.

What are the benefits of interventional radiology?

Interventional radiology uses tiny incisions and narrow instruments to perform low-risk surgery. If you aren't able to undergo open surgery, IR can help resolve your health concerns, and procedures are safe for most patients.

Patients who undergo interventional radiology procedures usually have a short recovery. Because IR uses tiny incisions, there's little risk of bleeding or infection, and the incisions heal quickly and with minimal scarring. Since IR procedures are an outpatient procedure, there's also no overnight hospital stay. 

Interventional radiologists use imaging tests to guide their instruments to the right location. Precision Health Center uses state-of-the-art equipment to perform surgery. With imaging tests, the team targets the problem and resolves it effectively.

Let Precision Health Center provide the expert interventional radiology care you need. Call the office today or schedule a consultation.