Our dedicated staff provides a more comfortable and nurturing environment for the treatment of medical issues. The minimally invasive, image-guided techniques are on the cutting edge and provide less invasive alternatives to open surgery which result in less risk, less pain and shorter recovery times. The vast majority of the treatments offered by Florida Endovascular and Interventional do not require any visit to the hospital and can be performed in our fully equipped office-based surgery suite.
Minimally Invasive Therapies
The field of interventional radiology uses imaging guidance such as x-rays or ultrasound to perform surgeries through tiny next in the skin. No large incisions, general anesthesia or prolonged recovery times are typically needed. Whether it be severe peripheral arterial disease, osteoporotic compression fractures of the spine or cancers of the liver or kidney, the vast majority of these issues can be treated successfully without open surgery and without hospitalization.
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Peripheral arterial disease is caused by the buildup of plaque within the arteries of the upper and lower extremities. This buildup, called atherosclerosis, also occurs in the arteries of the neck and the arteries of the heart and can lead to heart attacks and stroke. In the legs, atherosclerosis leads to pain when walking, intermittent pain at rest and sometimes, nonhealing wounds or gangrene. Failure to address and treat peripheral arterial disease can lead to significant debility and even limb loss. Dr. Anderson is nationally known in treating severe peripheral arterial disease and lectures nationally on limb salvage.
Venous disease, which includes a variety of symptoms in the legs including varicose veins and spider veins, lower extremity swelling, leg pain when standing or walking, or even the development of nonhealing wounds, is caused by the inability of blood to adequately drain from the legs. This can be caused by abnormalities in the veins themselves or consequences of clot that formed in the veins (deep vein thrombosis). Depending on the symptoms and the cause of your venous disease, the treatment can be anything from the use of compression stockings, to lasering the offending vein closed or even a minimally invasive surgery to open large veins in the abdomen or pelvis. Dr. Anderson and Florida Endovascular and Interventional have extensive experience evaluating and treating patients with symptomatic venous disease.
The most dynamic and the fastest growing part of the field of interventional radiology is interventional oncology (IO). IO involves minimally invasive treatments for primary and metastatic disease to the liver, primary lung cancer, metastatic disease to the bone, and primary cancer of the kidney. All treatments complement or replace open surgery and the majority can be performed under light sedation as an outpatient in our office. The field of IO is rapidly expanding and new treatments are constantly becoming available. Please call our offices with any questions, email us at info@FLinterventional.com, or refer to our IO brochure for more details.