Vascular Interventional Radiology
Your vascular system is a maze of arteries, veins and tiny capillaries spreading out from the heart to deliver oxygen and nutrients to every cell in the body. As blood circulates, it removes carbon dioxide, toxins and waste materials.
With aging, blood vessels become less elastic, causing a roughening of the interior surface and a narrowing or blockage of the vessel. Resistance to blood flow increases, elevating blood pressure, which can cause additional damage to the blood vessels.
Vascular diseases are very common and involve areas of the body including the arms, legs, head, neck or abdominal organs. Many problems can result from untreated vascular disease, which if severe, may require surgery or endovascular intervention.
Advanced Vascular Care
Today, you can benefit from Vascular Interventional Radiology. This medical specialty treats vascular disease by blending high technology with minimally invasive surgical techniques. Among the most innovative procedures in medicine today, it is made possible with state-of-the-art image guided equipment, which enables specialists to see and treat the vascular system without open surgery.
Vascular Interventional Radiology procedures utilize only a small incision - typically about a half-centimeter.
Generally speaking, the less radiation you are exposed to, the better. At Jupiter Medical Center, physicians use a first-of-its kind, all-digital imaging system to image more of your anatomy in a single diagnostic series. That means fewer x-ray images, lower doses of x-rays and fewer injections of contrast dye. With this advanced vascular and interventional imaging system, physicians see extremely detailed, real-time images during procedures that require exacting precision.
Jupiter Medical Center's integrated approach to patient care allows surgeons and interventional radiologists to provide you with the latest and most advanced techniques for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of vascular and non-vascular diseases including: