Interventional Radiology provides creative, minimally invasive solutions to previously complicated surgical problems.
At GCM Radiology, our board-certified and fellowship-trained interventional radiologists use their knowledge and expertise to improve standards of patient care by diagnosing conditions and providing treatment without surgery but by guiding tiny instruments, such as catheters, through the blood vessels or through the skin.
This means that patients whose overall health issues make them poor candidates for traditional surgery, or those for whom the risks of surgery outweigh the benefits, can now receive effective treatment for a variety of conditions. Patients whose overall health is good benefit because minimally invasive procedures carry fewer surgical risks, require a shorter hospital stay, and involve a shorter recovery period. This means lower costs, less time lost from work, and a quicker return to normal activities.
GCM’s Interventional Radiology service encompasses two sub-specialized sections: Vascular & Interventional Radiology, which focuses on conditions throughout the body and extremities, and Interventional Neuroradiology, which focuses on conditions involving the brain and spine. Interventional Radiology is now regularly used in a wide range of applications including:
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
- Abscess Drainage
- Aortic Dissection Repair
- Biliary Drainage and Stenting
- Carotid Stenting
- Central Venous Access and Hemodialysis Catheters
- Chemoembolization and Radiofrequency Ablation
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Gastrostomy Tube
- Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
- Inferior Vena Cava Filter
- Mesenteric Ischemia
- Ovarian Vein Embolization
- Nephroureteral Stent or Percutaneous Nephrostomy
- Renovascular Hypertension
- Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt
- Uterine Fibroid Embolization
- Varicocele Embolization
- Varicose Vein Treatment
GCM Radiology's reputation for excellent patient outcomes not only advances excellent care for our own patients, but also advances the science of interventional radiology.
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