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Frequently asked questions

1. What is Interventional Radiology?

Interventional radiology is an advanced treatment alternative to traditional surgery. Through a tiny incision in your skin, interventional radiologists are able to deliver precise treatment for common and life-threatening conditions. Because interventional radiology is less invasive than surgery, patients often experience quicker recovery and, in many cases, more effective results. With minimized risk and pain compared to surgery, interventional radiology leverages advanced imaging techniques, such as ultrasounds, X-rays, and MRI scans, to see inside your body and treat a variety of conditions, including:

  • Cancer
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Varicose veins
  • Kidney failure
  • Liver disease
  • Uterine fibroids

2. How is Interventional Radiology different than surgery?

Unlike traditional surgery, interventional radiology requires only a tiny incision the size of a pinhole. That means less pain for patients—and a faster recovery. Most interventional radiology procedures can be completed in an outpatient setting, allowing many patients to go home the same day they receive treatment. If a hospital stay is necessary, patients are often discharged within 24 hours.

Interventional radiology procedures have been proven to result in similar outcomes—or at times—significantly better outcomes than traditional open surgery. In fact, for certain treatments, interventional radiology has replaced traditional open surgery.

3. Will I be awake during my interventional radiology procedure? Will I receive general anesthesia?

Unlike traditional surgery, patients undergoing interventional radiology procedures generally do not receive general anesthesia. Since general anesthesia isn’t typically necessary for interventional radiology procedures, you’ll benefit from a quicker recovery and less risk of complications. Instead, your care team will generally numb the incision area with a local anesthetic to minimize discomfort. Then they will use an intravenous (IV) line to deliver sedation, which will make you more comfortable and relaxed during your procedure. You can rest easy knowing that you will feel minimal pain.


4. Are the Interventional Radiology procedures covered under health Insurance?

Yes, Interventional procedures unlike anyother traditional surgery are covered under insurance as per your plan.


5. How can I take Second Opinion?

Second opinions are not uncommon. Discuss your desire for another opinion with your doctor or if you are looking for a second opinion kindly approach US through booking an appointment.