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  • Chemoembolization

    Chemoembolization is used to treat liver cancer. Read more about chemoembolization and the Penn Interventional Radiology team.

  • Deep Vein Thrombosis Treatment

    Deep vein thrombosis occurs when a blood clot (thrombus) forms in a deep vein of the legs, or occasionally the arm. Read more about DVT here.

  • Hemodialysis Access Management

    Hemodialysis is a procedure that withdraws blood from the body into a machine that uses a special membrane (dialyzer) to filter wastes and remove extra fluid from the blood.

  • Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT)

    Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) is a genetic disorder that affects about one in 5,000 people and causes arterial blood to flow directly into the veins, creating weakened ballooned vessels that can rupture.

  • IVC Filter Removal

    An IVC filter is a small metal device implanted in the inferior vena cava, the large vein that returns blood back to the heart, to prevent dangerous blood clots from traveling from the lower body to the lungs.

  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Treatment

    Peripheral Arterial Disease Treatment (PAD) is a common circulation problem in which the arteries that carry blood to the legs or arms become narrowed or clogged.

  • Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunts (TIPS)

    The transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) acts like a surgical shunt in diverting blood away from the congested portal vein into the main venous system, but it is minimally invasive (not major) surgery.

  • Tumor Ablation

    Tumor ablation is the application of heat, intense cold, or ethanol to destroy cancer cells and tumors. Read more about tumor ablation at Penn Interventional Radiology.

  • Uterine Artery Embolization

    Uterine artery embolization, also called uterine fibroid embolization, is a new, less invasive treatment for uterine fibroids performed by an Interventional Radiologist.

  • Varicocele Embolization

    Varicoceles may be treated surgically by a urologist (varicocelectomy) or by a minimally invasive method (varicocele embolization) by an Interventional Radiologist.

  • Varicose Veins Treatment

    Today the standard of care in the treatment of varicose veins involves a laser and/or radiofrequency ablation. Read about varicose vein treatment at Penn Interventional Radiology.

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