You have a choice

Is minimally invasive image-guided medicine right for you?

Investigate your options. Interventional radiology offers a less invasive choice over many surgeries.

Breakthroughs in technology and imaging have created new treatment choices for patients. In this new era of medicine, there is no longer one "right way" to handle your condition. 

Personalized medicine means doing the right thing for each individual patient. More than ever, it's imperative for you to know and understand all of the available options to treat your condition or disease. In many cases, there is a minimally invasive approach that could dramatically reduce your pain, risk and recovery time.

To find the best approach for you, talk to your doctor. Ask about treatments that are less invasive. And, if you are a candidate for open surgery, consider getting a second opinion from an interventional radiologist. You have a choice.

Learn more through these Patient Essentials:

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Are you a candidate for open surgery? Consider getting a second opinion from an interventional radiologist, or use our Doctor Finder to find out what interventional radiology can do for you.

Questions to ask your doctor

If you are considering open surgery or have a challenging disease or medical condition, talk to your doctor and investigate your treatment options. Ask for a consultation with an interventional radiologist.

Here are just a few of the questions you or a family member should ask to guide your choice:

  • What are the options to treat my condition?
  • What are the alternatives to open surgery?
  • Is there a minimally invasive choice?
  • Does this procedure require general anesthesia?
  • What are the risks of the procedure?
  • What are the possible complications of the procedure?
  • Whart is the recovery time for the procedure?
  • Where can I get a consultation from an interventional radiologist? 

"Interventional radiology showcases the very best of today's medicine, bringing together clinical insight, procedural expertise and advanced image-guided technology to deliver high-quality care." 

James B. Spies, MD, MPH, FSIR

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The choice is yours.

When it comes to diseases or conditions in all of the body's organ systems, you have options for the type of treatment you receive and which physician you entrust with your care. 

Ask about minimally invasive options. Interventional radiology treats myriad medical problems with reduced risk, shorter recovery times and often better outcomes.

Trust your interventional radiologist. Interventional radiologists are board-certified physicians who have deep training in both diagnostic radiology and minimally invasive interventional therapies. Your IR physician combines unparalleled medical imaging expertise with advanced technologies to tailor a solution to your problem or condition in the least invasive way possible.