Interventional Radiology

Interventional Radiology Patient Care

Penn Interventional Radiology (IR) is one of the largest practices of its kind in the country and has pioneered the latest diagnostic and treatment advancements in the field. Our experienced physicians perform more than 12,000 procedures annually, making Penn a leading destination for Interventional Radiology care.

The Benefits of Interventional Radiology

Penn Interventional Radiology is dedicated to providing individualized, patient-centered care. Your health is important to us and our goal is to help you understand your disease process, your health care choices and the role that we can play in providing minimally invasive options as alternatives to more radical procedures and surgery.

Interventional Radiology provides many benefits to patients including:

  • Less risk, less recovery time and less discomfort than surgery
  • Small to no incisions
  • Comprehensive follow up care to ensure optimal patient outcomes
  • Strong patient-physician relationships
  • Same day, minimally invasive procedures, allowing patients to quickly resume daily activities
  • The use of the latest advancements in high-tech imaging equipment for the most accurate diagnosis and treatment
  • Access to the latest cutting-edge care offered by internationally recognized physicians
  • Short waiting times to schedule procedures
  • No general anesthesia (except in special circumstances)

Conditions Treated by Interventional Radiologists

Interventional Radiologists at Penn form lasting relationships with their patients and treat multiple diseases and conditions including:

  • Atherosclerosis/Peripheral arterial disease
  • Arteriovenous malformations
  • Ascites
  • Bile duct obstruction and stones
  • Cancer (bone, breast, kidney, liver, lung, and neuroendocrine)
  • Clotted or failing dialysis grafts and fistulas
  • Deep venous thrombosis
  • Failed IVC filter removal
  • Feeding tubes
  • Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT)/Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations
  • Lymphatic duct leak
  • Pelvic congestion syndrome
  • Portal hypertension/varices
  • Renal artery stenosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Varicocele
  • Varicose veins

Interventional Radiology Treatment Options

As technology continues to improve with the use of the latest high-quality imaging equipment, leading-edge treatments continue to advance in the field of Interventional Radiology. Find out more about our innovative treatment options for a variety of diseases and conditions by accessing these frequently asked questions.