Interventional Radiology Services and Procedures

Interventional Radiology procedures are performed on an outpatient basis and on an inpatient basis for hospitalized patients. Interventional Radiology also is available for emergency and trauma patients. Procedures we perform include but are not limited to:


Arterial Intervention

  • Treatment for peripheral arterial vascular disease and ulcers/wounds
  • Treatment of renal artery hypertension
  • Treatment for active bleeding related to trauma, gastrointestinal ulcers, tumors, diverticulosis, hemoptysis
  • Diagnostic arteriograms including cerebral arteriograms, visceral arteriograms, aortograms with lower extremity runoff

Venous Intervention

  • Treatment of venous thromboembolic disease: deep venous (DVT) and pulmonary (PE) including thrombolytic therapy, thrombectomy, and vena cava filter placement
  • Varicose and spider vein ablation
  • Chronic venous insufficiency of the legs
  • Treatment of venous occlusions causing arm or leg swelling, and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome or SVC syndrome
  • Venous sampling for adrenal glands, kidneys and pancreas

Oncology Therapy

  • Core biopsies of suspected tumor lesions
  • Endovascular therapy of primary and metastatic tumors to the liver with transarterial catheter- directed chemoembolization
  • Percutaneous ablative therapy for primary and metastatic disease to liver, lung, kidney, soft- tissue, adrenal gland, bone
  • Pleurex catheter placement for malignant pleural effusions and ascites
  • Hickman catheter, Apheresis catheter and CT Power-injectable Chest and Arm Ports

Womens Health

  • Fallopian tube recanalization to treat infertility conditions
  • Uterine artery embolization for the treatment of post-partum bleeding and symptomatic uterine fibroids

Percutaneous Endoluminal Non-vascular Therapy

  • Draining of abscess, painful cysts and abnormal fluid collections
  • Thoracentesis, paracentesis and pleurodesis
  • Biopsies of thyroid, solid organ, soft tissue and bone mass/lesions
  • Transjugular liver biopsy with hemodynamic measurements
  • Treatment of bile duct and gallbladder disease through the placement of drainage tubes, cholangioplasty, metallic stents and stone extraction
  • Urinary interventions such as percutaneous nephrostomy, nephroureteral or internal ureteral stent placement
  • Access for surgical nephrolithotomy or laser lithotripsy
  • Gastrostomy or gastrojejunostomy feeding tubes

Dialysis Access

  • Central venous access, including Hemodialysis catheter
  • Declotting of AV fistula hemodialysis patients
  • Catheter placement for peritoneal dialysis

Call for an Appointment

Please call (706) 571-1875 or Fax (706) 660-2878 for more information on Interventional Radiology or to schedule an appointment.

As the region's leading provider of healthcare, Columbus Regional Health has touched the lives of most of the children and adults in this region through its comprehensive network of services. Located in the West Georgia city of Columbus, Columbus Regional was established in 1986 as a not-for-profit health services organization, but its roots can be traced back to 1836 when the local hospital was a small wooden building on the banks of the Chattahoochee River.