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Interventional Radiology

Interventional Radiology is a sub-specialty of Radiology, which performs minimally invasive, image-guided therapies. 
Interventional Radiology procedures use imaging, such as X-ray, CT scan, or Ultrasound to ‘see’ the organ or disease. In comparison to conventional surgery, this less-invasive treatment method offers patients smaller incisions, faster recovery times and typically fewer complications.   There are Interventional Radiology options for many common illnesses and surgical procedures. These include artery blockages, uterine fibroids, and cancers of the lung, kidney and liver.

Therapies and Treatments

Artery therapies

  • Treatment of blocked arteries and aneurysms
  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)     
 Biopsy services
  • For tumor diagnosis and gene analysis
  • Breast Biopsy
    • Stereotactic
    • Ultrasound
    • MRI 
Feeding tube placement and maintenance

Joint injections

  • For therapy and MRI-enhanced diagnosis
Vascular malformation therapies
  • Treatment of Arteriovenous malformations (AVM) and venous malformations.
 Vein therapies
  • Treatment of blood clots, varicose veins, and placement of venous catheters for chemotherapy and kidney dialysis.
  • EVLT
  • Sclerotherapy  
Results are provided to your physician typically within 48 hours of your visit. Studies are read by a board-certified radiologist with North Oaks Imaging Associates, and are available to your physician in a CD format upon request.

Do you have a question about Interventional Radiology?

Call (985) 230-1111 to speak to a Radiology nurse or e-mail your questions and one of our staff members will reply within 48 hours:
Sorry, no medical advice can be exchanged.

Interventional Radiology Procedures are performed at:

North Oaks Medical Center
15790 Paul Vega, MD, Drive
Hammond, LA 70403

To schedule an appointment, call North Oaks Patient Scheduling between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Hammond (985) 230-7777 
Livingston (225) 686-4899