Chemoembolization is used to treat liver cancer. Read more about chemoembolization and the Penn Interventional Radiology team.
A blood clot that forms in a deep vein of the legs or arm (deep vein thrombosis) can be painful and life-threatening. Medication or minimally invasive procedures offered at Penn Medicine can help to remove or dissolve blockage and reduce further complications.
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) 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.
Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters trap dangerous blood clots before they reach the lungs. Normally removed when no longer needed, IVC filters can also become embedded in the vein and require a special retrieval procedure pioneered at Penn Medicine.
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.
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 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 fibroid embolization, also called uterine artery embolization (UAE), is a minimally invasive treatment for uterine fibroids performed by an Interventional Radiologist.
Varicoceles may be treated surgically by a urologist (varicocelectomy) or by a minimally invasive method (varicocele embolization) by an Interventional Radiologist.
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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