IR and MIS are evolving specialties which utilize advanced image guidance allowing less invasive approaches and interventions. The treatment options with IR are almost as limitless as the imagination. It can be used to treat airway obstructions, urinary tract obstructions, vascular anomalies, and tumors just to name a few.
Using digitally advanced fluoroscopy with image subtraction and mapping capabilities, California Veterinary Specialists is at the forefront of interventional radiology and minimally invasive surgery modalities. Our interventional team of doctors of different specialties combines their expertise to perform procedures not available elsewhere in San Diego County.
Our interventional radiology team can perform a wide range of advanced procedures including:
- Occlusion of intra and extrahepatic portal vascular anomalies
- Treatment of congenital cardiovascular malformations and shunts
- Tracheal and nasopharyngeal stenting
- Ureteral and urethral stenting
- Percutaneous placement of nephrostomy and cystotomy tubes
- Laparoscopic-endoscopic surgeries for gallbladder removal and ovariectomy
- Thoracoscopic-endoscopic surgeries for thoracic disease diagnosis and treatments
What is a Veterinary Specialist?
A primary care veterinarian treats a broad variety of animals and conditions. Veterinary specialists, however, must complete an internship, a two to four-year specialized residency, publish a paper in a peer-reviewed journal, in addition to receiving their veterinary degree. Specialists must also undergo a series of rigorous examinations based on knowledge and skill in the given specialty.
Interventional Radiology Doctors
Clinicians have used imaging to diagnose disease. It is exciting to now use imaging to treat disease.