Interventional Radiology

Healthcare Collective Interventional Radiologists provide cutting-edge minimally invasive image-guided therapies for a wide range of medical conditions.

Using image guidance with advanced equipment and techniques allows precise treatments to be delivered without scarring or long recovery times associated with traditional surgery.

Many conditions can be treated by interventional radiology. Some examples of procedures are:

Prostate Artery Embolisation (PAE) for Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH)

 

A potential option for those with suffering from troubles with urinating like poor urine flow, having to wake up to go many times at night or dribbling.

 

The aim of of the minimally invasive procedure is to improve urinary symptoms. This treatment may delay the need for surgery or manage the symptoms of prostate enlargement as an alternative to a surgical operation (transurethral resection of the prostate).

Pelvic Congestion Syndrome (Varicosities) and Pelvic Pain

Varicose veins, similar to those in the legs, can affect the pelvis, causing persistent pain in the lower abdomen. This often feels like a dull, deep ache within the pelvis, made worse by standing and some activities and may feel better when lying down.

Ovarian vein embolisation is successful in treating pelvic congestion syndrome in 83% of women affected. This success rate is the same as surgery where the ovarian veins are tied off, but surgery is a major operation with additional pain, risks and recovery time needed.

The key to achieving these good results is in making sure that the varicose veins are the only cause of pelvic pain and that other problems, like infection or endometriosis are not the problem.