Many conditions that once required surgery can now be treated nonsurgically by interventional radiology. This medical subspecialty uses minimally invasive image-guided procedures to diagnose and treat medical conditions affecting nearly every part of the body. Interventional radiologists are credited with pioneering modern minimally invasive medicine such as angioplasty and catheter-delivered stenting.
How You Benefit
Using X-rays, CT, MRI and other imaging methods, interventional radiologists guide instruments through the blood vessels of the body with needles and narrow tubes called catheters instead of large incisions used in traditional surgery. These interventional procedures result in less risk of infection, less pain and shorter recovery times for you as a patient.
The board-certified vascular and interventional radiologists at Reston Hospital Center are highly trained doctors who specialize in minimally invasive, targeted treatments across all medical specialties. Using the latest imaging procedures and interventional technology, we treat conditions, including the following, without surgery:
- Heart conditions, including aortic aneurysms and hypertension
- Cancer – Liver, kidney and lung
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
- Pulmonary embolism
- Stroke and carotid artery disease
- Uterine fibroids
- Varicose veins
- Vertebral compression fractures
What to Expect
Learn more about specific interventional radiology procedures, including what to expect, in our online Health Library. Find additional information and videos at the Society of Interventional Radiology.