At Banner Heart Hospital, Interventional radiology uses image guidance techniques to perform diagnostic and treatment procedures and therefore, may reduce the need for surgery. Small catheters and instruments, which are inserted into the body through a little opening in the skin, are guided through a patient’s network of arteries to internally treat conditions.
Interventional radiology is a state-of-the-art alternative to many traditional surgical heart procedures 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 and specialty physicians at Banner Heart Hospital perform a number of diagnostic and treatment procedures:
- Catheter-directed Thrombolysis
- Catheter Placement
- Treatment of Peripheral Vascular Disease
For more information on non-invasive cardiology services at Banner Heart Hospital, please call (480) 854-5059.