Interventional Radiology is a medical specialty that uses image-guided, minimally invasive techniques that are often an alternative to conventional surgery. Interventional Radiologists are highly trained in imaging, radiation safety, patient management, and the performance of procedures. Interventional Radiologists diagnose and treat a wide variety of conditions by using small tubes (catheters) or other devices guided by x-ray, ultrasound, or computed tomography imaging. Procedures performed by Interventional Radiologists are generally less costly and less traumatic to the patient than surgery, and involve smaller incisions, shorter and sometimes no hospital stays, and less pain.
Interventional Radiologists at MetroHealth Medical Center have been identified as leaders in vascular diagnosis and therapy, specializing in endovascular (non-surgical) interventions such as angioplasty, stent placement, embolization, and related procedures. Many nonvascular interventions are performed as well. All of our Interventional Radiologists are board-certified physicians, with added subspecialty certification. Each of our Interventional Radiologists has one or more areas of special interest and expertise which include fibroid embolization, non-surgical aneurysm repair, angioplasty and stent placement, liver disease/tumors, hypertension, peripheral vascular disease, pain management, and vertebroplasty procedures.
MetroHealth Interventional Radiologists specialize in epidural injections, nerve blocks/disc ablations, varicose vein treatment, vertebroplasty and much more.
Routine procedures and treated diseases include:
- Aneurysm repair
- Intra-arterial thrombolysis
- Liver tumors
- Radiofrequency ablation
- Stent placement
- Urological interventions
- Uterine fibroids
For information regarding specific Vascular Interventional exams click on the RadiologyInfo™ link provided below: http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/sitemap/category.cfm?category=ir
RadiologyInfo™ is the public information Web site developed and funded by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). It was established to inform and educate the public about radiologic procedures and the role of radiologists in healthcare, and to improve communications between physicians and their patients.
Outpatient appointments can be made by calling the main Radiology Department at (216) 778-3456 or by calling the Radiology Interventional Clinic at (216) 778-3533 for additional information.