Frequently Asked Questions
IR treatments are a well-accepted choice for conditions such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer, uterine fibroids, varicose veins and many other common and serious medical issues. IR is particularly relevant for patients who are in frail health or who have already undergone numerous surgeries.
By harnessing the power of advanced imaging (ultrasound, X-rays, CAT scans, MRI scans and other innovative methods), interventional radiologists can see inside your body and treat complex conditions—even cardiovascular disease and cancer—less invasively and with unprecedented precision.
You will spend some time in a recovery area, where the staff will monitor you for a period of time before you are dismissed. Specific details of your procedure will be explained to you by the radiologist and staff members.
Clinical care means we manage your health issues or disease treatment throughout the entire episode of your care--before, during and after your procedure--and even throughout your lifetime.
Interventional radiologists often work as part of a collaborative team—partnering with your primary care physician or referring specialist to provide you with total care.
Over the course of your treatment, you may move in and out of the interventional plan of care as your disease or condition changes. But your IR physician will remain an integral part of your care team every step of the way.