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Interventional Radiology

Interventional Radiology in Ernakulam.

What is interventional radiology?
Interventional radiology (IR) is a super specialty branch of radiology. Interventional
radiologists are specially trained physicians who specialize in minimally invasive, targeted
treatments using radiology modalities.
Under image guidance (X-ray, CT scan or sonography) interventional radiologist enters
blood vessel of the body via a small cut on skin and can provide treatment of a variety of disease
of almost all organ system locally by using special tubes (catheters), wire, stent or blocking
agents. Image-guided cancer therapy (thermal ablation) is also done by an interventional
radiologist. Specialty also includes non-vascular procedures like biopsy, drainage of
infected fluid collection in the body.

Advantages of treatment by Interventional Radiology
  • A significantly lower amount of risk
  • Less pain (as large incision are not required)
  • Shorter recovery time and minimal hospital stay compared to conventional surgical procedures.
  • Most of the procedures are done under local anesthesia
 
Key highlights of the Department are:
Neurovascular interventions: aneurysm coiling, stroke thrombectomy, carotid stenting, intracranial
stenting, brain AVM embolization, dural AV fistula embolization, carotico-cavernous fistula
embolization, a vein of Galen malformation and other pediatric neurovascular malformation, spine and
spinal cord vascular malformation

Embolization: bronchial artery (hemoptysis), GI bleeding, uterine fibroid, prostatic artery
embolization for BPH, post-surgery bleeding, preoperative tumor embolization

Peripheral angioplasty and stenting

Aortic interventions: aneurysm, dissection, traumatic injury

Venous interventions: varicose vein (laser ablation), DVT lysis, stenting

Hepato-biliary: TIPSS and BRTO for portal hypertension, TACE/TARE for liver cancer, PTBD, biliary
stenting

Percutaneous image-guided ablation of malignancies: – RF ablation/microwave ablation

News & events

13

Jun

CONDUCTED SLEEPCON 2022

Comprehensive Sleep Medicine Update Seminar was organized at VPS Lakeshore Hospital, Kochi.

31

May

Conference on Minimally Invasive Surgeries

Conference on minimally invasive surgeries held

20

May

SLEEPCON 2022

Department of Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

20

May

LARYNX 2022

Organised by Institute of Head & Neck Sciences

08

May

Cyclothon 2022: Journey to better health with the angels who care

VPS Lakeshore conducted the 'CYCLOTHON 2022' along with Kochi Metro Rail Ltd, in association with International Nurse's Day.

08

May

Mini Park for Children of Panangad

When Kumbalam Panchayat opened a mini park for children in collaboration with VPS Lakeshore Hospital

09

May

MISCON 2022

We are glad to inform you that the International Conference in Minimally Invasive Surgeries

21

Apr

VPS Lakeshore saves the life of 12 year old girl with rare Congenital disease

Kidney and Liver transplant procedures at VPS Lakeshore save the life of a 12 year old girl.