— our services
We offer a wide range of procedures including Pain Management, Vascular Intervention, and Vein Treatment Procedures. Our experienced doctors are compassionate about you and your family’s needs and are committed to providing excellent service during each procedure.
Interventional radiologists specialize in minimally invasive, targeted treatments using image guidance with MRI, CT, Ultrasound and X-ray. They offer in-depth knowledge of a wide-range of procedures including, but not limited to: Billiary Drainage, Chest Tube Placement, Embolization, Image-Guided Biopsies and Port Placement.
Pain Management Injections utilize image guidance to insert a needle containing local anesthetic and steroids, directly into a source of pain. Providing relief that can last for months, common Pain Management Injections include Nerve Root Blocks, Epidural Steroid, Extremity Joint, Facet Joint and Sacroiliac Joint Injections.
Many early procedures established by interventional radiologists were used to diagnose and treat disorders of the blood vessels. Vascular Interventional procedures are used to open clogged arteries and to preserve the integrity of weakened or blocked blood vessels. Often vascular interventional procedures do not require hospitalization and can be performed under local anesthesia.
Vein Center Procedures
Varicose veins develop through a combination of weakened vein walls and faulty valves. In the past, the only way to get rid of varicose veins was through surgical vein stripping, which was painful and resulted in lengthy recovery. Thanks to The Vein Center’s advanced medical lasers, getting rid of unwanted veins is now safe and easy. This outpatient procedure is done right in our office and only takes about one hour. Learn more about this and other procedures by visiting The Vein Center website.
Interventional Oncology treatments for cancer are options if you are not a candidate for surgical treatments, if you don’t want surgery, or if your cancer has not responded to cancer drugs. Interventional Radiologists use minimally invasive techniques through small incisions to burn, freeze or deliver radiation directly to tumors using advanced imaging for guidance. Most procedures are done on an outpatient basis with minimal downtime. The most common cancers IRs treat with image-guided techniques are lung, liver, kidney and bone cancers. IR may also be used to diagnose cancer (for example in an image-guided biopsy), to drain infections and abnormal collections of fluid in the chest and abdomen, or to place devices such as chest ports so that those who must receive regular infusions of chemotherapy drugs can have them delivered directly into the bloodstream.
Committed to Providing Personalized Care
"I'd like to share how pleased I was with Dr. Nguyen's service in the middle of the night. I felt my patient needed an emergent MRI and I found him to be very friendly, helpful and willing to do whatever was best for the patient. The MRI was done with no hassle and both the patient and I were very pleased with the service."
"Thank you for performing my recent biopsy so carefully. Dr. Bolton Smith kept me well informed during the entire procedure and I wanted to let her know how much I appreciate it."
"Thank you so much, Dr. Brindley, for your help and patience during a difficult time. You were very calm and very respectful of everyone throughout the evening. We truly appreciate it."
"My radiologist was very kind when visiting with me to review my preliminary results. Everything was explained clearly and questions were encouraged. I really appreciate that there was a provider on site to quickly review the images. This alleviated a lot of the anxiety inherent to some of the testing done there."
"Dr. Spoden was very concerned with my comfort and was extremely helpful in getting me on and off the table. He was wonderful and pleasant to be around. Dr. Spoden also took the time to very clearly explain his evaluation of the images."
I was recently seen at by Dr. Spoden and Dr. Bolton Smith for a procedure and I wanted to let you know how wonderful these two doctors are! I was scared! Scared of the unknown. They were both so kind and compassionate. I love that they tried to keep the conversation upbeat and positive. Even through my tears they managed to make me smile. The professionalism, kindness and caring they showed me will never be forgotten.