Minimally Invasive Procedures / Vascular and Interventional Radiology
The days of large incisions and lengthy recovery times for patients who need surgery are rapidly becoming a thing of the past. With today’s advances in interventional radiology, a broad range of health conditions can be treated (often on an outpatient basis) with tiny incisions, lower risk, less discomfort, and shorter recovery times.
At AMIC, we have made interventional radiology an integral part of our practice and perform a wide array of innovative procedures at leading area hospitals in and around Northern Colorado, Southern Wyoming and Western Nebraska.
Our interventional radiologists are board-certified in diagnostic radiology and have completed subspecialty fellowship training in vascular and interventional radiology. This high level of specialization allows us to keep up-to-date with the latest advances in our field. As a result, we offer your patients the most modern solutions and the best possible treatment outcomes.
Radial access for improved patient comfort
For most interventional radiology procedures, the doctor uses the body’s own vascular system—along with imaging guidance—to guide a catheter in order to precisely deliver treatment. Access to the vascular system used to be performed exclusively through a blood vessel within the groin. However, many procedures now are performed by accessing the radial artery from the wrist. This is more comfortable for most patients and will not result in any discomfort while standing or walking after the procedure.