Best Healthcare of Arizona prides itself on being able to offer all types of pain management treatment options, including interventional medicine. Interventional medicine, commonly referred to as interventional radiology, is a category of medicine that allows doctors and healthcare professionals to perform minimally invasive procedures. How so? Well, when our skilled Phoenix, Arizona, physicians perform interventional medicine procedures, they use advanced imaging technologies, small surgical instruments, and innovative surgical systems to treat serious medical conditions that used to require more invasive surgeries or treatments. But how does it work, and who benefits most from this type of treatment?
How Interventional Medicine Works
Interventional Medicine has fast become a favored treatment option for doctors around the globe, and the caring Phoenix doctors at Best Healthcare of Arizona are no exception. We like how interventional medicine, or interventional radiology, uses imaging technologies to help our doctors gain access to major organ systems in a minimally invasive manner. This type of treatment is also always changing and evolving and pairs well with other types of treatment, such as biopsy, endoscopy, and vascular surgery.
Interventional medicine procedures are carried out by using stents, balloons, catheters, micro-catheters, and other minimally invasive tools that allow for the treatment of many medical conditions. Often, only a small incision is needed to apply any given technique. From there, our Phoenix, AZ, doctors can generate images via X-ray, ultrasound, CT, fluoroscopy, or MRI that make it easier to perform a procedure. Thanks in large part to the imaging technologies used in the procedures, our doctors can view and treat conditions affecting major organ systems throughout the body.
What Type of Conditions Can Interventional Medicine Treat?
Interventional medicine can treat a wide array of painful conditions, especially those commonly found in women. When you visit Best Healthcare of Arizona for our interventional medicine procedures, you can rest assured in knowing our team is experienced in treating the following:
- Uterine Fibroids: While typically benign, uterine fibroids usually grow on the uterine wall. While treatment for uterine fibroids used to involve a hysterectomy, interventional medicine allows our doctors to treat uterine fibroids in a less invasive manner.
- Varicose Veins: Men and women are susceptible to varicose veins, a disorder that causes blood to flow backward. However, an interventional medicine procedure known as endovenous ablation can treat this particular condition.
- Infertility: Did you know about 25 percent of all women diagnosed with infertility usually have some sort of blockage in or near their fallopian tubes? Fortunately, our team is skilled at treating the condition with various interventional medicine techniques to clear up any tubal blocking.
- Varicoceles: A condition experienced by men, varicoceles occurs when veins in the scrotum become twisted or enlarged. This is yet another condition that can be treated with less invasive techniques than were employed in the past.
These are only a few of the conditions interventional medicine can treat, and because the field of medicine is always evolving as technology evolves, it’s an exciting time to be a doctor. As more and more less invasive procedures become available, the risks associated with open surgery will decrease. For example, today, open surgery comes with the risk of infection and long recovery times. This is not the case with minimally invasive procedures. In fact, minimally invasive procedures associated with interventional medicine typically result in a shorter recovery time and lower costs for everyone involved.
Do you or someone you know need an interventional medicine procedure to treat varicose veins, uterine fibroids, or another painful condition? What are you waiting for? Give the team at Best Healthcare of Arizona a call today to schedule a consultation.