our interventional radiologists perform very precise noninvasive procedures, using image guidance to navigate to health issues inside the body without surgery. Interventional Radiology (IR) nonsurgical treatments provide effective, long lasting relief from
That may be the reason there’s an “IR” in MIRACLE!
Most VIRA interventional (IR) procedures require only a knick in the skin so the risk of infection and the recovery time are both minimized. In fact most VIRA patients go home the same day.
In Interventional Radiology specially trained physicians introduce instruments such as catheters (long, thin tubes equipped with micro-tools) or needles into the body through tiny incisions in the skin.
Using imaging techniques such as X-ray, ultrasound, CT, or MRI, they guide the instruments to organ systems throughout the body, and can deliver treatment directly.
Compared to open surgery, this minimally invasive form of therapy requires less anesthesia, causes less trauma and pain, and patients have shorter hospital stays and recover more quickly.
Interventional Radiology treatments are best used when health issues can be reached and solved through the vascular (vein) system. Our Interventional Radiologists perform thousands of IR procedures each year in both VIRA’s North Macon outpatient angiography suite which has state-of-the-art dedicated scanners and also in Navicent and Coliseum hospitals. VIRA’s interventional radiologist have a depth of experience with a range of procedures including treatment for cancer, fibroids, varicose veins, and kidney disease.
Vertebral body augmentation—KIVA or Kyphoplasty
Epidural Steroid Injections
Medical Branch Nerve Root Ablation for Facet Pain
Spinal Cord Simulator (Trial/Insertions)
Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)
Pelvic Congestion Syndrome Embolization
Varicose Vein Treatment:
Varicose veins develop when the vein walls or valves near the surface of the skin become permanently stretched or weakened because of the pressure of the blood flowing through your veins. Varicose veins often appear to be blue, bulging, and twisted and sometimes raised on the surface of the skin. Spider veins, which resemble a spider or spider web, are a mild variation of varicose veins. Unless treated, varicose veins can progress and worsen. Interventional radiologists use two approaches, endovascular laser venous treatment (EVLT) and sclerotherapy, to improve the circulation of blood through your veins and improve the legs’ appearance.