Entries by aallaei

Visceral Aneurysms

A visceral artery aneurysm is ballooning of a section of an arterial vessel, which becomes a risk for rupture and bleeding that can be fatal. Catheter-based embolization or stent-graft placement by an interventional radiologist are two major treatment options.

Claudication

Claudication is the cramp like pain that develops in the leg when walking caused by peripheral arterial disease PVD or PAD. This can be treated with angioplasty, stent or atherectomy procedure.

Varicocele

Interventional Radiologists can treat a varicocele by embolization to treat infertility and pain. No major incision. No stitches. Home same day.

Prostate Artery Embolization

Prostate embolization is a non-surgical way of treating an enlarged and troublesome prostate by blocking off the arteries that feed the gland and making it shrink. It is performed by an interventional radiologist, rather than a surgeon, and is an alternative to a TURP (trans urethral resection of prostate) operation. PAE was first performed in 2009.

Uterine Fibroid Embolization

Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), also known as uterine artery embolization (UAE), is a non-surgical procedure that treats symptomatic fibroids by blocking their blood supply. This is performed by a specialists that is board certified in interventional radiology.