Vascular & Interventional Services

Vascular and Interventional Radiology

Thanks to advances in minimally invasive techniques and imaging technology, an exciting subspecialty has emerged called vascular and interventional radiology (VIR).

It’s important to know that Spectrum Healthcare Partners has a team of nationally recognized VIR experts—physicians trained in radiology and interventional therapy, a unique combination of skills.

So if you have a medical condition that can be diagnosed or treated with VIR, this sophisticated minimally invasive approach is available to you—right here in Maine.

How vascular and interventional radiology procedures work

With VIR, the interventional radiologist uses ultrasound, x-rays, fluoroscopy or CT scanning to guide catheters, needles or other devices to the treatment site inside your body.

Instead of the large incisions required by traditional open surgery, VIR procedures are performed through small, often tiny incisions. As a result, you benefit from:

  • Less pain and bleeding
  • Lower risk of complications
  • Faster recovery and earlier return to work
  • Lower cost since most procedures are done on an outpatient basis
  • Better cosmetic result with less scarring

Learn more about the vascular and interventional radiology procedures that Spectrum offers

The conditions we treat with vascular and interventional radiology

Spectrum’s vascular and interventional specialists can diagnose and treat a wide variety of vascular and non-vascular conditions, including:

  • Uterine fibroids and pelvic congestion syndrome in women
  • Varicocele (enlargement of veins in the scrotum) and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men
  • Certain types of cancer including liver and kidney cancers
  • Peripheral artery disease (PAD)
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and critical limb ischemia (CLI)
  • Varicose veins
  • Vertebral fractures

Spectrum’s locations: Where we practice

Spectrum partners with Maine’s leading hospitals and health systems to provide the highest-quality specialty services. To find the location nearest you where we offer vascular and interventional radiology services, please visit our Locations page.

Questions?

If you have any questions about vascular and interventional radiology, please call the main number of the hospital where your procedure is scheduled and ask for the interventional radiology office. We’re here to help.

If you would like to schedule a consultation with a Spectrum VIR specialist, please call (207) 956-6650.

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