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Interventional Radiology

   

In order to provide quality interventional radiology procedures to Chicago area residents, physicians travel among the four hospitals within the Adventist Midwest Health system, including Adventist Bolingbrook, Adventist GlenOaks, Adventist Hinsdale, and Adventist La Grange Memorial.

We have been a leader in interventional radiology in Illinois for over 25 years, drawing on the knowledge that was founded by American radiologist Charles Dotter in 1964, when he invented angioplasty to treat clogged blood vessels without surgery. 

Interventional radiologists use X-rays, ultrasound, CT scans and other imaging techniques to guide miniaturized instruments through small nicks in the skin to treat a variety of conditions without surgery. In most cases, no surgical incisions or stitches are necessary and general anesthesia is rarely needed. These procedures have several potential advantages over their surgical alternatives including: less pain, fewer complications and risks, shorter recovery times and less (or no) blood loss.

IR Physicians Perform Interventional Radiology Procedures around Chicago

Interventional radiologists at Adventist Midwest Health have been pioneers in bringing this modern specialty to the Chicago area. Our physicians have the highest level of certification from the American Board of Medical Specialties: the Certificate of Added Qualifications in Vascular and Interventional Radiology, or Neuroradiology. We participate in ongoing research and clinical trials and have authored many scientific papers and presentations in the field of interventional radiology.

Some of the diseases treated and non-surgical services offered at Adventist Midwest Health include:

  • Uterine fibroids
  • Blocked arteries in the legs 
  • High blood pressure
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysms 
  • Varicoceles
  • Carotid artery blockage
  • Spinal compression fractures (vertebral augmentation)
  • Cancer treatments (liver directed embolization, thermal ablation)
  • Liver failure (TIPS)
  • Varicose vein treatment
  • Venous access procedures

Need more information on interventional radiology procedures? Contact us at interventionalradiology@ahss.org or call 630-856-7460.  You can also visit VIRChicago to learn more about our specialty interventional radiology procedures.

 

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