All of our procedures are minimally invasive therapies that treat a variety of conditions as listed below. Many of these are same day procedures performed in our office under conscious sedation which offer minimal pain, quick recovery, and decreased anesthesia risks.
Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) and Limb Salvage
Peripheral arterial disease can cause narrowing of the blood vessels throughout the body, most commonly in your legs. This may cause symptoms such as pain, cramping, or difficulty walking. If the blockages are severe, you may be at risk of an amputation. We offer minimally invasive procedures to open up those blockages to alleviate your symptoms, prevent amputations, and help you get back on your feet.
Deep venous thrombosis (DVT)
Deep venous thrombosis, also known as a blood clot, most commonly occurs in the legs. This can impair the circulation and can cause leg swelling, pain, heaviness, fatigue, itchiness, or numbness and tingling. It can put you at higher risk of skin infections and cause poor wound healing and darkening of your skin. Blood thinners is used to treat almost all blood clots. When medication is not enough to relief your symptoms, we can offer minimally invasive procedures to improve your circulation and reduce symptom severity.
Varicose veins occur due to weakened valves inside the veins that allow blood to travel back down your leg which is known as venous reflux. Often times, varicose veins do not cause any symptoms. However, if this reflux is severe enough, it can cause swelling, pain, and/or cramping. We can perform a vein ablation to improve the appearance of these veins and alleviate your symptoms.
Uterine fibroids can cause symptoms of heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic heaviness/discomfort, urinary incontinence, or constipation. Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a safe, effective, minimally invasive option where we plug up the arteries to the uterus and shrink the fibroids through a puncture hole in your groin or wrist. UFE preserves your uterus and avoids surgery while treating your symptoms.
Knee Pain from Arthritis
Arthritis of the knees can cause severe pain and disability. For patients who still have significant symptoms on medications, treatment options are limited to either frequent knee injections or surgical knee replacement. Geniculate artery embolization or nerve ablation are new emerging procedures that have been shown to be safe and effective and offers immediate and long term pain relief.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also known as an enlarged prostate, can compress your urethra and cause urinary symptoms such as urgency, frequency, or incomplete emptying. These symptoms can affect your quality of life. Often times, medication alone can relive your symptoms. When medication is not enough, you may be a candidate for prostate artery embolization (PAE) which is a minimally invasive option to plug up the arteries of the prostate through a puncture hole in the wrist or groin. This procedure can reduce the severity of your symptoms and avoid surgery.