Uterine fibroid embolization

Uterine fibroids can cause heavy, painful, erratic menses that cause anemia, easy tired- ness, dizziness, and poor tolerance for exer- cise. Many women with uterine fibroids suffer needlessly, unaware of minimally-invasive resources to end their misery.One such treatment offered by our specialists is uterine artery embolization in which blood flow to the fibroids is blocked, killing them.       […]

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Percutaneous vertebroplasty & kyphoplasty

What are percutaneous vertebroplasty & kyphoplasty? Vertebroplasty is restoring strength to a fractured vertebra (backbone) by injecting a chemical (bone cement) into it through a hollow tube introduced into the bone from the back. The chemical permeates the lacelike spaces in the bone including the fracture planes, hardens, and reinforces it. Kyphoplasty is the repair of a hunched back caused […]

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Uterine Fibroid Embolization

What are fibroids? Fibroids are benign tumors of the uterus that have near-zero risk of becoming cancerous. The uterus could have one or several fibroids located in any of its different layers. Like the uterus, the growth of fibroids is influenced by circulating female hormones. For this reason, fibroids and the problems they cause are com- mon in […]

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Carotid Artery Stenting

What is Carotid artery stenting? The carotid artery is the artery that carries fresh blood from the heart to the neck, the face, and the head including the anterior brain. Two carotid arteries arise from the aorta, the large artery in the chest that comes directly from the left heart; one runs through the right […]

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Preparing patients for interventional radiological procedures

Most interventional radiological (IR) procedures are safe and help patients immensely, but sometimes they are associated with complications. Some complications are inherent to the nature of a procedure, while some are not and are preventable by taking some precautions before, during, and after a procedure.  Here, I offer general guidelines to physicians and patients on […]

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