Vascular Interventional Radiology (VIR)
The vascular interventional radiology procedure is minimally invasive and can help treat - acute stroke, aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, carotid, intracranial & vertebral stenosis / narrowing, uterine fibroids, vertebral compression fractures, gastrointestinal bleeding, hepatoma & other tumours and biliary obstructions.
A small needle and a tube are inserted from the groin into the artery or vein. The needle and tube can go up to the brain, down to the toe, or half way and stop at the pelvis. This procedure also allows access to the intestines, to the liver to treat cancer as well as other parts of the body where a cancer may have spread. By performing interventional radiology, a lot of common procedures can be converted into minimally invasive procedures. Patients feel much more comfortable and may also shorten their hospital stay.
Typical Side Effects:
Anesthesia:This procedure is performed under sedation or local anesthesia, except certain complex brain cases
Recuperation:Typically 5 - 7 days
Complication risks for individual procedures