Women experience unique health issues and conditions, from pregnancy and menopause to gynecological conditions and pelvic floor disorders.
Interventional radiologists treat a variety of conditions for women including uterine fibroids, infertility, chronic pelvic pain and varicose veins. Historically, traditional surgery was sometimes the only treatment available to alleviate many of the life-altering symptoms caused by these conditions. Today, interventional radiologists use image guidance to deliver minimally invasive, targeted treatments for these conditions, often with less pain and shorter recovery time than open surgery. Discover how IR can help you get back to living your best life.
How do interventional radiologists treat women’s health issues?
After performing diagnostic exams and in-depth consultations, the interventional radiologist, often in concert with your gynecologist, will recommend a minimally invasive, image-guided treatment that is right for your issue to help you get back to your life again.
Women's health conditions IRs treat
IRs treat common conditions experienced by women. Follow the links below to discover the IR treatments available for your condition.
For more information, read our glossary of treatments.
Learn more how IR is changing the standard of patient care.
ear a patient explain how uterine artery embolization helped her get back to living her best life after fibroids.
IRs work with OB-GYNs and other providers of women's health care to improve patient care.
Read more about IR's role in women's health on the Society for Women's Health Research blog:
An interventional radiologist—or IR—can help you. IRs are board-certified physicians who use imaging guidance to deliver minimally invasive, targeted treatments with a quicker recovery. IRs help treat many of today’s toughest medical problems, including women's health conditions.
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If you are struggling with heavy bleeding, pelvic pain, bloating or other symptoms related to fibroids or other women's health conditions, an interventional radiologist may be able to help you. Dr. Theresa Caridi, an interventional radiologist with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, discusses how interventional radiology treatment can improve your quality of life.
Through a tiny nick in your skin, IRs use catheters to treat many conditions that once required major open surgery or are difficult to treat, such as cancers, uterine fibroids, varicose veins, and enlarged prostate.Learn more in the Patient Center