Minimally Invasive Medicine
Interventional Radiology (IR) is a selection of advanced techniques and medical procedures that use imaging equipment to treat a variety of illnesses. Interventional radiologists are physicians who specialize in these minimally invasive, targeted treatments performed using imaging guidance. These physicians use their expertise in interpreting X-rays, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) to diagnose and treat disease.
Interventional Radiology techniques are an advance in medicine that often replace open surgical procedures and are typically much less invasive. They are generally easier for the patient because they involve no large incisions, less risk, less pain and shorter recovery times.
At MIIGS, making patients better faster is our top priority.
- Most procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis or require only a short hospital stay.
- General anesthesia is usually not required.
- Risk, pain and recovery time are often significantly reduced.
- Procedures often replace surgery and are typically much less invasive.
MIIGS’s board certified physicians perform a variety of interventional radiology-based procedures, treatments and pain management techniques. Choose a procedure in the list to the left for more information.