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At DRPC Minimally Invasive & Interventional Specialists, we specialize in vascular, oncological and pain management therapies.
Many patients rarely get to see their images. We have our own office setting to review images with patients in office, prior to procedures and for any necessary follow-up imaging. Patients are able to better understand their treatment plans when they can see the images and are more relaxed than on the day of a procedure. In addition, our minimally invasive treatments are lower cost alternatives for patients. We provide open and strong communication back to referring providers.
Vascular Interventional Therapies
We offer a complete range of peripheral arterial interventions. Prior to treating peripheral arterial conditions, we use clinical evaluation and state-of-the-art vascular imaging techniques to diagnose the extent and location of the patient’s peripheral arterial disease. DRPC can use ultrasound to measure the ankle-brachial index to determine the level of risk. If further tests are needed for the diagnosis of PAD, we can also diagnose non-invasively with MRA or CT angiography.
In patients who are known to have developed atherosclerosis, we offer procedures including balloon angioplasty and stenting, atherectomy, and stent-grafts.
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Pain Management Therapies
Our radiologists perform a variety of procedures that can help suffering patients find relief from pain. Many of these therapies can especially help patients dealing with back pain, joint pain, or chronic facial pain.
Spine and Back:
- Lumbar Steroid injections
- Nerve root blocks
- Facet injections
- Median nerve branch blocks
We perform injections for joints in the body such as the shoulder, hip, knee and sacroiliac joints. For painful areas of muscles that contain trigger points, or knots of muscle that do not relax trigger point injections can be performed. Tendinopathy is a disease of a tendon that includes swelling in and around the tendon and can be treated by DRPC with ultrasound guided tendinopathy injections
For patients with chronic facial pain or those with a severe stabbing pain to one side of the face known as tic douloureux (trigeminal neuralgia), we can offer a sphenopalatine ganglion block. The block is a short, minimally invasive injection procedure that is effective at treating the pain.
DPRC uses the latest, minimally invasive techniques to treat varicose and spider veins. For patients dealing with uncomfortable symptoms like heaviness in the legs, pain, swollen or bulging veins, treatment for vein problems may be desired or even necessary.
Endovascular Venous Laser Ablation (EVLT)
EVLT uses targeted laser energy to seal veins shut. Ultrasound is used to map the veins and a thin laser fiber is inserted through a tiny entry point, usually near the knee. EVLT can be done in less than an hour, performed as an outpatient with no general anesthesia. There is a short recover and minimal to no scaring.
One of the most prevalent treatments for spider veins and varicose veins is sclerotherapy. During a treatment a sclerosing agent is injected into the vein eventually corroting to the walls of the vessel. The body then initiates a natural healing process and the unsightly veins begin to decompose, shrink, and eventually disappear. Treatment can last from 15-45 minutes depending on the number of veins treated in a particular session. Several treatments may be required to achieve optimum results. In some cases, as few as 2-3 treatments may fulfill the desired outcome.
Done under local anesthesia, a phlebectomy is a procedure to remove varicose veins on the surface of the legs. Tiny incisions are made in the skin through which the veins are removed. Since veins are so collapsible, even large veins may be removed through these incisions. After treatment, compression bandages or stockings are worn.
Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)
Endovenous Laser Ablation is a technique using laser light to seal a diseased vein shut. Using a small needle, a laser fiber is inserted directly into a varicose vein and positioned using the assistance of an ultrasound. Precise, rapid pulses of laser light heat up the inside of the vein causing it to close off. Compression stockings must be worn after the procedure and light activity is encouraged. Down time is normally 2-4 days.
Uterine Fibroid Embolization
Until recently, uterine fibroids were typically treated by performing a hysterectomy or myomectomy. Today, DRPC interventional radiologists can perform uterine fibroid embolization. A small catheter is guided into the uterine arteries and small particles, no bigger than a grain of sand, are injected which cause the fibroids to shrink and symptoms to fade.