Interventional Radiology

What is Interventional Radiology?

Interventional Radiology is the minimally invasive and image-guided treatments that once required open surgery. Our board-certified physicians specialize in utilizing recent advancements in advanced imaging (Ultrasound, CT, X-rays, MRI), for treatments that are typically less risk, less pain and a shorter recovery time than open surgery. Interventional Radiologists can see inside your body and to treat complex conditions, including cardiovascular disease and cancer, and treatments are less invasive with increased precision and shorter hospital stays. Therapies include embolization, angioplasty, stent placement, thrombus management, drainage, and ablation, among others

About the Interventional Radiology Procedure

During our Interventional Radiology procedures, our physicians work with our expert team of nurses and technologists using X-rays, CT, ultrasound and advanced imaging techniques to direct a thin tube or catheter to a specific location in the body to diagnose or treat disease. The main advantage of this procedure is that it often results in the treatment to be done with less damage to the surrounding healthy tissue than traditional surgical methods.

Different Interventional Radiology Procedures Offered

At our Interventional Radiology Santa Monica location, specific procedures Tower Saint John’s Imaging provides include:

Interventional Oncology

  • Y-90 Yttrium Radioembolization
  • Thermal/Cryo Ablation: renal/lung/liver/bone
  • Image guided biopsy
  • Port placement

Embolization

  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization
  • Varicocele Embolization
  • Pulmonary AVM/AVF Embolization
    • Osler-Weber-Rendu
  • Visceral Aneurysms
    • Splenic artery aneurysms, etc
  • Prostate Artery Embolization

Peripheral Arterial Disease

  • Claudication
  • Limb Salvage
  • Revascularization
  • Consultation Services, Evaluation and Management
  • Full range of endovascular techniques
    • Angioplasty, stenting, atherectomy
  • Pleur-X Catheters
  • PTC/Biliary Drains/Metal Biliary Stents
  • Cholecystostomy tubes – Cholecystitis

Musculoskeletal Interventions

  • Kyphoplasty/Vertebroplasty
  • Targeted vertebral tumor RF ablation
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • PRP joint injections

Venous Therapy

  • Laser Ablation for Varicose Veins
  • Spider vein injection, vein stripping
  • DVT/PE Lysis
  • IVC Filters

Renal Disease

  • Dialysis Fistula Intervention and De-clots
  • Dialysis Catheters/Central Lines
  • Nephrostomies/Ureteral Stents
  • Renal Artery Stenting

GI Disease

  • Gastrostomy
  • Gastrojejunostomy
  • Acute/Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia
    • Celiac/SMA stenting

Hepatic Disease

  • TIPS
  • Partial Splenic Embolization
  • Pleur-X Catheters – Malignant ascites/effusion
  • Biliary Drains/Metal Biliary Stents

Miscellaneous

  • Lymphocele Sclerosis
  • Drainage
  • Peripheral AVM Sclerotherapy
  • Trauma Embolization
  • GIB Embolizations

Our Board-Certified Interventional Radiology Physicians

Please note that all Interventional Radiology procedures are done at our affiliate hospital, Providence Saint John’s Health Center

 

Interventional Radiology Santa Monica – Tower Saint John’s Imaging
2202 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Telephone: 310.264.9000

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