Department of Interventional Radiology

While a full-fledged surgery is needed in some critical cases, some may need a minimally invasive and small procedure for treating their diseases. This is where interventional radiology (IR) comes in the picture. It is a kind of technique where medical imaging tools such as x-ray fluoroscopy, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging or ultrasound are used by doctors as a guide inside the body to check for diseases and operate on them. This process includes very small incisions or body orifices.

Since the incision is small, interventional radiology reduces cost, recovery time, pain, and risk factors for patients, especially, for those who would otherwise need traditional open surgery. Due to these reasons, IR has become the top and preferred way to treat many diseases and medical conditions. The best part is that IR treatments are ever-changing and evolving to help patients across the globe.

Gleneagles Global Health City is one of the best interventional radiology hospitals in Chennai which offers a full range of diagnostic services and therapies for the patients. We take pride in presenting a few of the best interventional radiologists in Chennai who use innovative techniques to perform the treatment. Whether an adult or a child, our interventional radiologists are experts at doing these procedures for improving their health. Plus, they are highly skilled and join us from renowned institutions from different parts of the world.

Some of the interventional radiology procedures that are provided by Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai include:

  • Gastrostomy
  • Percutaneous Biliary Drains
  • Ureteral stents
  • Portal vein embolization
  • Venography
  • Mediports
  • Bronchial angiography

Why Choose Us for Interventional Radiology Services & Procedures?

As a few of the best hospitals for interventional radiology in Chennai, we have many years of experience in this field, treating thousands of patients each year. The interventional radiology wards are well furnished with the latest technology machines to provide the best of service and care to victims.

Why choose Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai?

  • Excellent Doctors

Meet with our team of highly skilled, compassionate and knowledgeable doctors, who aim to be there for you when you need them the most. We strive hard to offer a healthy tomorrow to most of our patients, and we achieve this with the support of our amazing staff.

  • State-of-the-art Infrastructure

We have streamlined processes, advanced technologies, world-class infrastructure, and are specialized and interdisciplinary care. We also aim to meet every patient’s health needs, and are perennially committed to your well-being.

  • Cutting-edge Technology

At Gleneagles Global Health City, we are keen on providing global access to advanced healthcare. Our facility is equipped with high-precision technologies and top gadgets that gives you a world class healthcare experience. Our commitment to personalized care matches our exceptional medical expertise

Our Diagnostic Capabilities for Interventional Radiology

Gleneagles Global Health City is one of the best hospitals for interventional radiology in Chennai, which employs minimally invasive surgical procedures for the treatment of various diseases, including critical ones like cancer. IR is a highly specialized field and we have a few of the best radiologists in Chennai, who introduce tiny catheters via the blood vessels to perform complex diagnostic and surgical procedures. Our team experienced radiologists combined with state-of-the-art infrastructure provide comprehensive procedures for a wide range of diseases and disorders. The Department of Interventional Radiology at our hospital offers treatment for the following diseases and conditions.

Medical imaging procedures include:

  • Plain film or digital X-ray imaging

The older ways of capturing an x-ray involves an intermediate cassette. At our hospital we use the contemporary way of digital or plain film radiography. In this procedure, x-ray–sensitive plates are used directly in the machine to capture data during the patient examination. This is then immediately transferred to a computer system giving almost immediate access to the doctor.

  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

While an x-ray works to capture inside images of the body, a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) goes even deeper. It forms pictures of the anatomy and the physiological processes of the body using scanners that have strong magnetic fields, magnetic field gradients, and radio waves. These pass through the body to generate images of the organs inside.

  • Computed tomography (CT) scans

A computer-processed combination of many X-rays is known as a CT scan or computed tomography scan. It uses the measurements taken from different angles to create a cross-sectional image of specific areas of the body part. This allows seeing inside the body without cutting.

  • Fluoroscopy

Fluoroscopy is a process in which an X-ray beam is passed through the body, and the final image on the computer shows a continuous X-ray image on a monitor, much like an X-ray movie. This helps get an in-depth understanding of the patient’s body.

  • Breast imaging

This is a subspecialty of diagnostic radiology which includes mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MRI and digital imaging of the breast. The most common is mammography that is used to detect breast cancer via a low-dose X-ray. This helps check for cancer in advance, before any symptoms are evident.

  • Nuclear medicine procedures

This is a process in which radioactive materials also known as radiopharmaceuticals are used for diagnosis. This includes positron emission tomography [PET] and single-photon emission computed tomography [SPECT] scans.

  • Imaging of the colon

To get a complete picture of the colon, virtual CT colonography and barium enema are done. Computed tomography (CT) colonography, the former, uses special x-ray equipment to examine the large intestine for cancer and growths called polyps. In case of the latter, a small tube is inserted a short distance into the rectum and is inflated with gas. During this time CT images of the colon and the rectum are taken.

  • Ultrasonography

Ultrasonography is a diagnostic imaging technique that uses high-frequency waves to produce an image for medical analysis. It is used to create an image of structures such as tendons, muscles, joints, blood vessels, and internal organs.

Gleneagles Global Health City is one of the best interventional radiology hospitals in Chennai. We offer X-ray imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography (CT) scans, fluoroscopy, breast imaging, nuclear medicine procedures, interventional radiology, and ultrasonography. We aim at providing the finest service and comfort to the patients and help them recover and support them through their medical journey. We not only diagnose but also treat patients using least invasive techniques.

Treatment & Procedures Using Interventional Radiology

Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai is amongst the best interventional radiology hospitals in India providing advanced care for all types of diseases. We take pride in presenting a team of a few of the best interventional radiologists in Chennai who use innovative techniques to treat the patients. The treatments offered at Gleneagles Global Health City minimize the patient risk and help them recover soon and lead a healthy life.

The different diseases and conditions wherein interventional radiology is used:

  • Narrowing of arteries
  • If the arteries seem to be narrow because of blockages or infection, interventional radiologists can treat it. They use balloons to stretch the vessel (balloon angioplasty, PTA) and in some cases, even small metal springs called stents to hold them open.  Additionally, these experts can resolve a minor clot by busting drugs directly into the artery via small catheters, thus saving many limbs.
  • Aneurysms
  • Aneurysms or a bubble can occur in the aorta, brain, back of the knee, intestine or spleen leading to internal bleeding or stroke. Especially if the aneurysm is ruptured. It can even be fatal or paralysing. IR treat these by relining the vessel with a tube called a stent graft.
  • Haemorrhage

Haemorrhage means bleeding in simple terms, especially heavy bleeding because of an injury. In this, the blood escaped from the circulatory system via damaged blood vessels. IR helps treat this using minimally invasive surgery, and it is the most common vascular emergency treated by this department.

  • Pulmonary Embolism

Pulmonary embolism is caused by one of the blood clots traveling from your lungs to other parts of the body, creating a blockage in one of the pulmonary arteries. It might even travel to deep veins in the legs sometimes. Interventional radiologists offer a special treatment for this disease wherein they place devices to capture blood clots before they reach the lung preventing further damage.

  • Dilated veins

When a blood vessel wall is weakened it is dilated causing varicose veins. They appear as clusters of blue or purple veins, and often have thin red capillaries known as spider veins around them. IR helps treat these with by blocking the vein by heat treatment or by the use of irritant drugs.

  • Non vascular intervention

Interventional oncology, also known as, non-vascular intervention, is ideal to treat pre-cancerous as well as benign conditions.  IR therapies are used for the following:

  1. To treat tumours, ablations, embolization, and cancers
  2. To stop the cancer from spreading on other systems
  3. To collections fluid or pus in the chest or abdomen
  4. To place feeding tubes i.e. gastrostomy, jejunostomy
  5. To treat vertebroplasty or collapsed spinal bones
  • Kidney stones

While filtering the waste from the body, sometimes hard deposits of minerals and acid salts are deposited. This is known as kidney stones. They can be painful when passing through the urinary tract and may cause minor infections too. Interventional radiotherapy uses techniques like placing a tube in the kidney (nephrostomy) to allow the urine to drain and removing the stones too.

  • Gallstones

Solid particles that form from bile cholesterol and bilirubin can be deposited in the gallbladder leading to gallstones. Interventional radiologists remove these by placing catheter tubes through the liver.

What are the different diseases/conditions treated using Interventional Radiology?

Interventional radiology is ideal to diagnose and, in some cases, even treat patients using the least invasive techniques currently available. It helps minimize risks in patients and improves health outcomes along with less pain and less recovery time in comparison to open surgery.

Our Doctors – Radiologists

Gleneagles Global Health City is the one of the best interventional radiology hospitals in Chennai. We have one of the best radiology doctors in Chennai, delivering exceptional patient care and treatment. Working with one of the best radiologists in Chennai, we also offer state-of-the-art interventional radiology machines that offer x-ray fluoroscopy, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, or ultrasound. This minimally invasive surgery helps reduce recovery time and lowers cost along with reduces pain.

Dr Mohnish
Dr. Mohnish P

M.B.B.S, M.D


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