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Interventional Radiology

What is interventional radiology?

Discover why patients are choosing the Advantage IR solution.

Interventional Radiology (IR) refers to the use of radiological image guidance to precisely target and treat a range of medical problems and diseases. Most IR treatments are minimally invasive alternatives to open surgery and even laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery. Because many IR procedures start with passing a needle through the skin to the target, it's often called "pinhole surgery."

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What is an Interventional Radiologist?

Interventional radiologists are doctors who are trained in radiology and interventional therapy. Advantage IR only employs specially trained interventional radiologists who use state of the art equipment to provide the best in patient outcomes and care. All of our interventional radiologists have extensive experience and success using these minimally invasive techniques to treat patients with a variety of disorders.

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The Advantage of Interventional Radiology

The advantages of these minimally invasive techniques include reduced risks, faster recover, greater comfort, and a quicker return to work. The effectiveness of treatment is often better than with traditional treatments. IR is particularly relevant for patients who are in frail health or who have already undergone numerous surgeries.

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Over 50 years of IR innovation

While IR physicians are able to treat medical problems using breakthrough techniques that sound futuristic, interventional radiology is not a new area of medicine. In the 1960s, interventional radiologists pioneered minimally invasive treatment. Over the years, the techniques have evolved so that image-guided therapies can solve the toughest medical problems with less risk and minimal pain for patients. That's why interventional radiology has become one of the most rapidly expanding areas in medicine.

Why Choose Advantage IR?

Interventional Radiology is fast becoming the choice for many patients in the Austin, Texas area and across the country. Advantage IR is at the forefront of the latest Interventional Radiology procedures that provide an effective alternative to surgery with minimal recovery time. From our doctors to our clinical staff, you will receive the care you deserve in a safe and comfortable environment.

Invasive surgery is not always the only, or best, treatment for patients. Let Advantage IR discuss with you the options available so you can make the most informed decision about your health.

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What is Interventional Radiology?