Services at Banner Desert Medical Center  

Interventional Radiology

Interventional Radiology  

Interventional radiology, at Banner Desert Medical Center, is a subspecialty of medical imaging in which minimally invasive diagnostic and treatment procedures are performed using image guidance. Tiny catheters and miniature instruments, which are inserted into the body through a small opening in the skin, are guided through a patient’s network of arteries to internally treat conditions.

From cardiology to fetal surgery, interventional radiology is a state-of-the-art alternative to open surgery with such advantages as:

  • Shorter recovery times
  • Less severe side effects
  • Less scarring
  • Usually does not require general anesthesia
  • May provide treatment options for people diagnosed with inoperable conditions, or who otherwise are not candidates for open surgery

Interventional radiologists at Banner Desert perform a number of diagnostic and treatment procedures including:

  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization
  • Treatment of Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty
  • Endovenous Laser Ablation of Varicose Veins
  • Stenting
  • Catheter Placement
  • Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS)
  • Cancer Treatments including:
    • Transarterial Chemoembolization
    • Radiofrequency Ablation of Tumors

Recent advances in the overall field of interventional radiology include:

  • Non-surgical ablation of tumors to kill cancer without harming surrounding tissue
  • Embolization therapy to stop hemorrhaging or to block blood supply to a tumor
  • Catheter-directed thrombolysis to clear blood clots and prevent disability from deep vein thrombosis and stroke
  • Carotid artery angioplasty and stenting to prevent stroke

For more information on interventional radiology services at Banner Desert, please call (480) 412-3773.

Banner Desert Medical Center
1400 S. Dobson Road
Mesa, AZ 85202
(480) 412-3000
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