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Interventional Radiology Services

Explore the full range of minimally invasive, image-guided treatments that deliver targeted care and faster recovery times for a variety of conditions.  

Revolutionizing Treatment

Understanding Interventional Radiology

In modern day medicine, Interventional Radiology (IR) is a leader in minimally invasive approaches to reduce the need for larger surgical procedures and to enhance recovery times. We perform a variety of procedures harnessing US, CT and fluoroscopic guidance to precisely target an anatomical region. Our Interventional radiologists are trained at premier institutes across the nation, ensuring that we offer the latest and most advanced procedures available. By staying at the forefront of medical advancements, we aim to provide patients with cutting-edge interventions that improve their care and hospital experience.

Interventional Radiology List of Procedures
A Quick Glance At

Our Interventional
Radiology Procedures

FRC Interventional Radiology By The Numbers

Prostate artery embolization
Liver, renal & lung tumor ablations
US & CT guided biopsy
*All numbers denote 2023 yearly totals
Comprehensive Care

Our Interventional Radiology Services

Florida Radiology Consultants offers a comprehensive suite of interventional radiology services designed to address a wide array of medical conditions. Our specialized team utilizes the most advanced imaging technologies to guide minimally invasive procedures, ensuring precise treatment with minimal discomfort and recovery time. Below, we detail the various services we provide, each tailored to meet the unique needs of our patients while embodying our commitment to innovation, precision, and compassionate care. 

CT Guided Lung Biopsy
CT Guided Lung Biopsy
Image Guided Biopsies Interventional Radiology

Image Guided Biopsies

Image guided biopsies at Florida Radiology Consultants utilize ultrasound and CT technology to achieve precise tissue sampling with minimal discomfort. This advanced technique allows our radiologists to accurately target areas of concern, essential for diagnosing and staging cancers and other diseases.

The real-time imaging guidance minimizes the risk of complications and reduces recovery time, enhancing both the safety and efficacy of the diagnostic process. These procedures are invaluable for accessing difficult-to-reach tissues, supporting effective treatment planning and patient management.

Cancer Treatments

Cancer Treatments

Interventional radiology (IR) provides innovative cancer treatment options that are less invasive than traditional surgery. These treatments use precise imaging techniques to guide small instruments directly to the tumor site. This approach allows for targeted therapies that directly attack the tumor while sparing surrounding healthy tissues, leading to fewer side effects and a quicker recovery. IR treatments can be a preferable option for patients who are looking for effective alternatives to surgery or those whose tumors are not easily accessible by conventional surgical methods.

At Florida Radiology Consultants, our specialized IR cancer treatments include methods such as Transarterial Chemoembolization (TACE), Radioembolization (Y90), and thermal Ablation to treat liver and renal tumors. These procedures concentrate the treatment directly on the tumor, minimizing damage to healthy tissues and reducing side effects. We also provide preoperative embolization for musculoskeletal tumors to reduce blood loss during surgery and ablation to shrink tumors and alleviate pain, enhancing surgical outcomes. 

Our use of advanced imaging ensures that these treatments are delivered with precision, offering patients a safer procedure and a faster return to daily life.

Interventional Radiology Cancer Treatment
Cryoablation of Renal Tumor
Vascular Health Radiology Services at Florida Radiology Consultants

Vascular Health

Vascular health is critical to overall well-being, focusing on the health of blood vessels that circulate blood throughout the body. Interventional radiology plays a pivotal role in treating vascular conditions with minimally invasive techniques. These methods utilize precise imaging to guide treatments that address conditions such as aneurysms and vascular malformations, enhancing outcomes with reduced recovery time and discomfort.

We offer state-of-the-art vascular treatments designed to minimize surgical intervention while maximizing results. Our services include embolization techniques for aneurysms, specifically targeting weakened areas within arteries to prevent rupture. This includes procedures for splenic, renal, and pulmonary artery aneurysms, as well as AAA endoleak embolization to treat complications from aortic aneurysm repairs. We also provide specialized care for mesenteric ischemia, a serious condition that occurs when blood flow to the intestines is blocked. Our treatments restore blood flow, reducing the risk of severe complications. Furthermore, we manage vascular malformations—a range of conditions that involve abnormal blood vessels—which can cause significant health issues if untreated.

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Precision-guided embolization of a Pulmonary AVM
"FRC physicians care deeply about providing the most advanced minimally-invasive image guided procedures so that we can provide the southwest Florida community with world class high quality care near our patients' homes"
- David Johnson, M.D.
Director of Interventional Radiology
DVT & Pulmonary Embolism Treatment

DVT and Pulmonary Embolism Treatment

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolism (PE) are serious vascular conditions that can pose significant health risks if not treated promptly. DVT occurs when a blood clot forms in a deep vein, usually in the legs, which can lead to PE if the clot travels to the lungs.

Our advanced imaging techniques guide the precise delivery of treatments for DVT and PE. This includes thrombectomy and venous stenting procedures designed to remove clots and restore normal blood flow efficiently. Thrombectomy involves mechanically extracting the clot from the vein, while stenting helps keep the vein open to prevent future blockages. Additionally, we offer IVC (Inferior Vena Cava) filter placement and removal. These filters are used to catch and prevent clots from traveling to the lungs, providing a critical safeguard for patients at high risk for PE.

DVT & Pulmonary Embolism Treatment
Pulmonary Embolism Treatment
Cirrhosis and Variceal Management

Cirrhosis and Variceal Management

Cirrhosis and its complications, such as variceal bleeding, represent significant challenges in medical management. Cirrhosis leads to scarring of the liver, which can cause high blood pressure in the portal vein system, resulting in varices. These varices are prone to bursting, leading to serious bleeding episodes. Interventional radiology (IR) offers a suite of minimally invasive procedures that can manage these conditions effectively, reducing the risks associated with traditional surgery and improving patient outcomes.

At Florida Radiology Consultants, we utilize cutting-edge techniques to manage complications arising from cirrhosis, focusing on reducing the pressure in the portal system and preventing variceal bleeding. Treatments such as Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS) and Balloon-Occluded Retrograde Transvenous Obliteration (BRTO) are key procedures we offer. TIPS involves creating a pathway within the liver to reroute blood flow, reducing pressure and preventing bleeding. BRTO, on the other hand, is used to selectively obliterate varices, providing a more targeted approach to managing the risks of hemorrhage. These procedures are guided by high-resolution imaging, ensuring safety and precision throughout the treatment process.

TIPS Interventional Radiology
Creation of TIPS

Women's Health

Women’s health often requires specialized care, particularly when dealing with conditions like uterine fibroids or pelvic vein congestion, which can significantly affect quality of life. Interventional radiology (IR) offers effective, minimally invasive solutions for these and other women-specific conditions, using targeted treatments that reduce symptoms and promote faster recovery with minimal downtime.

Our interventional radiology services for women include Uterine Artery Embolization (UAE) for the treatment of fibroids and Pelvic Vein Embolization for managing pelvic congestion syndrome. UAE is a highly effective procedure that blocks the blood supply to fibroids, reducing their size and alleviating symptoms such as heavy menstrual bleeding and pelvic pain. Pelvic Vein Embolization addresses varicose veins within the pelvic region, which can cause chronic pain and discomfort. These procedures are performed under imaging guidance, ensuring precision and minimizing impact on surrounding tissues.

Uterine Artery Embolization
Men's Health Interventional Radiology

Men's Health

Men’s health issues, such as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and varicoceles, can disrupt daily life and cause significant discomfort. Our interventional radiologists use minimally invasive techniques to treat these conditions effectively, improving quality of life with treatments that offer less risk and shorter recovery times compared to traditional surgery.

Florida Radiology Consultants provides Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE) for the treatment of BPH, a common condition in older men that involves enlargement of the prostate gland which can affect urinary functions. PAE reduces the size of the prostate by restricting its blood supply, improving urinary symptoms without the need for invasive surgery. 

Additionally, we offer Varicocele Embolization, a procedure that alleviates pain and swelling caused by varicoceles by blocking abnormal blood flow to the affected veins. These targeted treatments are designed to be as non-disruptive as possible, allowing patients to return to their normal activities shortly after the procedure.

Prostate Artery Embolization
Prostate Artery Embolization
Pain Management and Injury Repair Interventional Radiology

Pain Management & Injury Repair

Chronic pain and injuries can significantly impact quality of life, making everyday activities challenging. Interventional radiology provides minimally invasive options for pain management and injury repair, targeting the source of pain with precision treatments that offer effective relief and foster faster recovery.

Florida Radiology Consultants offers a variety of interventional radiology procedures for pain management and tissue repair. Our services include Nerve Blocks, which involve the injection of anesthetic near specific nerves to temporarily relieve pain, and Genicular Artery Embolization for knee pain, which reduces inflammation and pain by blocking abnormal blood vessels. For patients with vertebral fractures, treatments like Vertebroplasty, Kyphoplasty, and Spine Jack provide stabilization and pain relief by repairing the damaged vertebrae.

Additionally, we utilize Steroid Injections, Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections, and Stem Cell Injections to promote healing and reduce pain in injured or degenerated joints and tissues. Each of these treatments is guided by precise imaging technology, ensuring targeted therapy and optimal outcomes.

Catheter Placement

Catheter Placement and Supportive Care

Catheter placement and supportive care are critical components of comprehensive medical treatment, facilitating medication delivery, fluid drainage, and various therapeutic interventions. Utilizing interventional radiology for these procedures enhances safety and precision, minimizing discomfort and recovery time for patients.

We provide a wide range of catheter placement and supportive care services to meet diverse patient needs. Our offerings include Venous Access for long-term medication administration, Port Placement for chemotherapy or other ongoing treatments, and Pleurx Catheters for patients requiring regular fluid drainage from the chest or abdomen. Additionally, we offer Nephrostomy Tube and Ureteral Stents for urinary tract obstructions, Biliary Tube Placement and Stenting for liver and gallbladder issues, and Feeding Tubes for patients unable to consume food orally. Suprapubic Catheters and various types of Drainage Catheters are also available to manage other specific medical needs.

Each procedure is performed using image-guided techniques to ensure optimal placement and function, reducing the risk of complications and enhancing patient comfort.

port placement interventional radiology catheter placement and supportive care at florida radiology consultants
Port Placement

What they’re saying about us

Interventional Radiology Testimonial

"As I was going into the Hospital to get my procedure done I was very worried & scared but the complete staff was wonderful & caring. The Radiology Team was amazing!! My best to Dr. David Johnson was wonderful & knows his medical field! Thank you for the wonderful care you all provided!"
Florida Radiology Patient
Dr David Johnson Radiologist at Florida Radiology Consultants

Director of Interventional Radiology

David Johnson, M.D.

Board Certified Radiologist Dr. David Johnson, specializing in Diagnostic Radiology, Vascular Radiology, and Interventional Radiology, leads our Interventional Radiology team with advanced training from Vanderbilt University, ensuring precise and effective minimally invasive treatments.Learn More

Dr David Johnson Radiologist at Florida Radiology Consultants

Director of Interventional Radiology

David Johnson, M.D.

Board Certified Radiologist Dr. David Johnson, specializing in Diagnostic Radiology, Vascular Radiology, and Interventional Radiology, leads our Interventional Radiology team with advanced training from Vanderbilt University, ensuring precise and effective minimally invasive treatments.Learn More

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Our expert team of interventional radiologists is ready to provide you with personalized care that prioritizes your comfort and recovery. Get in touch now to explore your options and schedule a consultation. Let us guide you towards a healthier future with our state-of-the-art interventional radiology services.