Many conditions that once required surgery are now treated non-surgically by an interventional radiologist. An interventional radiologist is a physician who specializes in minimally invasive procedures using imaging guidance with computed tomography, x-ray and ultrasound. The minimally invasive procedures offered by interventional radiology have less risk, less pain and less recovery time compared to open surgery.
Our interventional radiologists evaluate patients in their own clinics and admit patients to an interventional radiology service in the hospital. Our specialists also work in conjunction with referring physicians to determine optimal patient care.
Our specialists have extensive experience to handle the most complex and diverse medical conditions and to provide an expanding range of minimally invasive procedures. These procedures, when compared to traditional open surgeries, have excellent results, low morbidity and reduced recovery time.
We perform a variety of challenging vascular and non-vascular procedures, including:
- Diagnostic peripheral and visceral angiograms
- Arterial percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and stents for peripheral vascular disease, mesenteric ischemia, renal artery stenosis and carotid artery stenosis
- Arterial thrombolysis
- Arterial embolization for gastrointestinal bleeding, trauma, and vascular injury
- Intravascular foreign body removal
- Liver tumor transarterial chemoembolization
- Liver tumor Yttrium-90 radioembolization
- Liver, kidney and lung tumor radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and cryoablation
- Ganglion ablation for visceral cancer pain
- Cryoablation and RFA for painful bone metastases
- Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty for bone metastases
- Percutaneous transhepatic biliary tube placement and stenting
- Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt
- Hepatocellular carcinoma and metastatic disease locoregional treatment with transarterial chemoembolization, Yttrium-90 glass beads (radioembolization), and thermal ablation (radiofrequency ablation and cryoablation)
- Renal cell carcinoma radiofrequency ablation and cryoablation
- Angioplasty and stenting for renal artery stenosis
- Percutaneous nephrostomy and nephroureteral stents
- Angiomyolipoma embolization
- Venous access including port-a-cath placement
- Iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis thrombolysis
- Permanent and retrievable inferior vena cava filter placement
- Varicocele and pelvic varices embolization
- Endovenous ablation of varicose veins
- Ambulatory phlebectomy
- Venous percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and stents
- Dialysis access including Permacaths, and arteriovenous fistula and arteriovenous graft declots
- Uterine fibroid and adenomyosis embolization
- Pelvic congestion embolization
- Gastrostomy tube placement
- Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty for insufficiency fractures
- Bronchial artery embolization for hemoptysis
- Soft tissue arteriovenous malformation embolization
- Osteoid osteoma radiofrequency ablation
Vascular Interventional Radiology Faculty
Malcolm K. Sydnor Jr., M.D.
Professor, Vice Chair, Quality and Safety
Uma R. Prasad, MBBS, M.D.
Daniel J. Komorowski, M.D.
Daniel J. Komorowski, M.D.
Director, Interventional Radiology Fellowship
Director, Integrated Interventional Radiology Residency Program
Phone: (804) 828-0534
Fax: (804) 628-1132
Main Hospital, Room 3-420