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Interventional Radiology For Vein Disease 

Sinai Laser Vein Center is proud to offer a variety of interventional radiology (IR) services to our patients. Interventional radiology is a range of minimally-invasive radiology image-guided techniques and treatments, including: 

  • CT scanning
  • Intravascular ultrasound
  • MRI
  • Other catheter-based imaging technologies

These minimally invasive procedures represent the best in modern health care, and often replace both traditional and laparoscopic surgical techniques, causing less trauma to the body and making health care practices safer for patients. With today’s advanced radiological imaging, these procedures are made possible with full access to detailed images of a patient’s internal anatomy. Interventional radiology treatments benefit patients, who experience reduced risk and pain and shorter recovery time because these procedures are truly minimally invasive. In addition, costs of IR procedures are frequently lower than that of open surgery.


Scan of lower body veins

Woman getting an MRI scan

Compassionate Care From Leading Vein Specialists 

Our full range of radiology services is extended to both adults and children. Our board-certified vein doctors specialize in Chronic Venous Insufficiency treatment, treating blood clots in the veins, varicocele embolization, and many other vascular-related health conditions that require specialized expertise. We offer a variety of IR procedures, where our specialists perform the latest techniques to protect your health and support a fast recovery. 

Some examples of IR procedures include:

  • Varicose Vein and Spider Vein Treatment
  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)
  • Varicocele Embolization

Such diagnostics are not often readily available at vein treatment centers, but we want to ensure that our patients receive the most precise diagnosis possible. Diagnosed with Uterine Fibroids? Contact the best Fibroid Care in NYC, Sinai Diagnostics. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do You Treat Varicose & Spider Veins?

The treatment for spider veins includes sclerotherapy and Varithena, both minimally-invasive procedures that are proven to be highly effective. During sclerotherapy, a medicated solution is injected into the blood vessels and causes them to shrink. Similarly, Varithena involves the injection of a medicated foam to treat both the symptoms and underlying causes of spider veins. 

To treat varicose veins, a varicose veins specialist may elect to use any one of the following cutting-edge procedures: endovenous laser ablation (EVLA), radiofrequency ablation (RFA), sclerotherapy or Varithena. EVLA treatment uses a laser light to heat the vein until it closes, and RFA uses radio waves to close unhealthy veins.

What Is Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)?

UFE is a procedure performed by a radiologist that blocks blood flow to fibroids in the uterus. Uterine fibroids can cause heavy menstrual bleeding, prolonged periods, and pelvic pain. During the procedure, a catheter is placed into a blood vessel in the upper thigh, where a contrast material is then injected. Real-time X-ray reveals the arteries on camera, and helps the radiologist find the arteries that are supplying blood flow to the fibroid. From there, uterine fibroids can be shrunken down or destroyed.

What Is Varicocele Embolization?

Varicocele embolization is a procedure performed by a radiologist that diverts blood away from a varicocele, an enlarged vein in the scrotum. Varicoceles can cause pain, infertility, and swelling. During the procedure, numbing solution is injected into the upper thigh, and then a catheter tube is inserted into a major vein. A small coil or liquid is released into the affected vein to serve as a blocking agent, so as to divert blood flow into other veins. If treatment is successful, the varicocele will be eliminated. 

What Are The Benefits Of Interventional Radiology? 

The main benefit of interventional radiology is that it offers minimally-invasive alternatives to procedures that once required open surgery. No large incisions or general anesthesia are necessary. Interventional radiology not only reduces patient recovery time and pain, it also lowers cost and post-procedure risks.

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