FMH Interventional Radiology is described as surgery of the new millennium. It is minimally invasive and it involves procedures which are done in a hospital setting and typically consists of placing catheters in a patient or performing other therapeutic maneuvers on a patient. Advanced imaging technology provides high resolution pictures, so interventional radiologists (board-certified physicians who specialize in minimally invasive, targeted treatments) can navigate tiny instruments such as catheters (small tubes) through blood vessels to reach certain parts of the body.
This procedure can treat various conditions non-surgically, including various cancers and liver disease. Interventional radiology procedures reduce side effects typically associated with traditional cancer treatments, including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. However, side effects, such as fatigue and pain, may occur. Integrative oncology services can help you manage any side effects that you experience during treatment.