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If you have a disease affecting your organs, interventional radiology can be used to diagnose or treat it. Our interventional radiologists in Mankato use minimally invasive procedures so you have less pain, fewer complications and shorter recovery time.
What conditions are treated with interventional radiology?
Our interventional radiologists treat many common conditions, including:
- Peripheral artery disease
- Varicose veins
- Vascular disease
- Dialysis access
- Pain management
- Uterine fibroids
What types of interventional radiology procedures are available?
We offer a variety of procedures to treat you, including:
- Tumor ablation — If you have a tumor or abnormal growth of tissue in the bile duct, genital organs or urinary tract, the abnormal tissue is injured or destroyed with heat, extreme cold, lasers or a chemical.
- Chemoembolization of tumors — This procedure blocks the blood flow to a tumor while treating it with chemotherapy to destroy it.
- Image-guided treatment of liver tumors — This procedure places a needle into the liver tumor and creates an electrical current which releases heat. The heat destroys the unwanted cells.
- Uterine fibroid embolization — Also called uterine artery embolization, a catheter is used to inject small particles (embolic agents) into the uterine arteries to block blood flow to the fibroids causing them to shrink and die.
- Coil embolization — This procedure to treat varicose veins places a small tube into a vein in the lower thigh or upper calf. A tiny coil is pushed through the tube into the targeted vein. A foam solution is injected into the vein, which irritates and damages the lining of the vein, causing the vein to scar and close.