Vascular and Interventional Radiology, also known as “Image-Guided Surgery,” is a subspecialty of radiology that emerged in the 1970s mediated by advances in the field of radiology and instrumental engineering. To carry out these minimally invasive interventions, imaging techniques are used to guide the procedures in real time, applicable to oncological, vascular and pain pathology.
Interventional oncology is the part of our subspecialty devoted exclusively to cancer patients. Tumor ablation consists of placing one or more needles very precisely in the centre of the tumour to be treated. These needles by different technologies apply an energy that destroys in a predictable and controlled way a volume of tissue, thus eliminating the tumor. Embolization is the intentional blockage of the artery that selectively leads to the tumor and keeps it alive. Chemotherapy (chemoembolization) or radioactive substances (radioembolization) may be added to substances that block the artery.
Our group is an expert in the endovascular treatment of venous pathology, such as the presence of varicose veins of lower limbs, chronic venous insufficiency and pelvic congestion syndrome and innovative arterial treatments in hemorrhoids and prostate hyperplasia.
In the brain area, vascular malformations, aneurysms and carotid stenoses should be treated in specialized centers. The success of these sensitive procedures depends to a large extent on a wide experience recognized worldwide, such as that of our team.
We are leaders in the treatment of back pain with more than 4000 procedures per year consisting of rhizolysis, percutaneous treatment of disc hernias and vertebroplasties in the case of fractures.