Published: Wed, February 08, 2017
World | By Tasha Manning

Interventional Radiology: SLUCare Physician Group

Interventional Radiology: SLUCare Physician Group

While the 20th century gave rise to advances in surgery, the 21st century stands to deliver a whole new approach to treating diseases from head to toe - often replacing the need for surgery altogether. Minimally invasive image-guided procedures can be used to successfully treat cancer, blood clots, uterine fibroids, enlarged prostate and more. In a minimally invasive image-guided procedure, the doctor makes a pinhole-sized incision in the skin, wrist or groin.

Then, using specialized X-ray, ultrasound or CT scanning equipment, the physician directs microscopic tools to the location of the disease and administers treatment at the source of the problem.

Once treated, the tools are removed and Band-Aid is applied. Treatment typically lasts 1-2 hours, and the patient goes home the same day. After 1-2 days, the patient can return to normal activities.

Minimally invasive image-guided procedures offer many advantages over surgery

No big incisions < / Strong> Less stress on the body. Less stress on the body Approach treats the disease, while sparing healthy tissue (eg, fibroids without removing the uterus, kidney cancer without removing the kidney). Fewer side effects. >

Outpatient convenience.

Mild sedation and an anesthesia are typically all that is needed to keep patients comfortable, minimizing the need for general anesthesia.

What conditions of interventional radiologists treat?

Expertise. SLUCare interventional radiologists have received the highest level of training in their field and are teaching the next generation of physicians at St. Louis University School of Medicine.

> Personalized approach.

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Wrist-based procedures. Our doctors Are the first in the area to use radial artery interventions - procedures performed through a tiny opening the wrist. This approach minimizes time in the recovery room following the procedure. Informed medicine.

Informed medicine.

Informed medicine

Wondering if a minimally invasive image-guided procedure could help you?
Saint Louis University Hospital Call (314) 268-5558 to schedule a consultation


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3655 Vista Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110 - (314) 268-5558

Doctors Office Building [map]
3660 Vista Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110 - (314) 268-5558

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital
1465 S. Grand Blvd. Louis, MO 63104 - (314) 425-3988

SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - St. Louis [map]
6420 Clayton Road in Richmond Heights, MO 63117 - (314) 768-8249

SLUCare Physician Group [map] - 6400 Clayton Road, Richmond Heights, MO 63117 (314) 977-6610

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