A new generation of advanced interventional radiology procedures is replacing many invasive surgery techniques, enabling physicians to treat a variety of medical conditions without the need for open surgery.
Often called the "new surgery of the 21st century," interventional radiology uses x-rays and other imaging techniques to "see" inside the body, while interventional radiologists guide narrow catheters and other small instruments through blood vessels and other body sites to diagnose and treat a variety of medical conditions.
For patients suffering from strokes, carotid artery disease, abdominal aortic aneurysms, peripheral vascular disease, uterine fibroid tumors and other vascular conditions, interventional radiology offers treatment options that often result in shorter hospital stays, reduced recovery time without the pain of a large incision, and minimal surgical scaring.
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