Procedures

The two main areas of expertise at Radiology Associates of South Florida are diagnostic testing and interventional procedures. Below you will find resources for helpful information.

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Overview

When you come to Miami Vascular Specialists (MVS) for evaluation or treatment of a vascular condition, you can be assured that you will be offered expert medical treatment tailored to meet your individual needs. We know that every patient is unique and use a collaborative approach to treatment. Our physicians are vascular surgeons and interventional radiologists with further specialized training and experience. Our doctors have extensive experience in the treatment of all vascular conditions and participate actively in research and the education of other doctors around the world. MVS doctors work actively in professional organizations to promote and develop better treatment options and to advance the practice of vascular medicine.

MVS offers a comprehensive array of services for the evaluation, treatment, and management of patients having vascular conditions. These conditions include varicose veins, aneurysms in all parts of the vascular system including the brain, image guided biopsies, treatment of poor circulation, swelling in the legs, dialysis, and other vascular access. We offer minimally invasive procedures for uterine fibroids and varicocele malformations. Our neurointerventional radiologist specializes in minimally invasive treatment of the neck and brain, including treatment of brain aneurysms, strokes and tumors.

The physicians and staff of MVS make every effort to ensure that our patients and family members have access to extensive information about vascular conditions and their treatment options. Please use the links to the right to find out more about our services and our approach to patient centered care.


Noninvasive Tests and Procedures

Miami Vascular Specialists provide a full array of noninvasive medical, mechanical and imaging techniques and therapies. Imaging techniques allow our physicians to visualize internal body structures and aid in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular conditions. Medical and mechanical therapies may be best choice in treating conditions such as severely compromised circulation in the legs. Advances in noninvasive vascular medicine have made surgery less necessary for many of our patients as well as improving the prognosis and quality of life for those who are not surgical candidates.

  • AAA pressure monitoring
  • Limb salvage using angiogenesis (Growth of new blood supply in ischemic limbs)
  • Vascular access evaluation and maintenance
  • Vein mapping
  • CT scans
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Ultrasound
  • Digital Imaging



Minimally Invasive Tests and Procedures

Minimally invasive procedures are performed by Miami Vascular Specialists' interventional radiologists and vascular surgeons through small incisions using imaging techniques to guide small wires or catheters to perform many procedures that traditionally had to be performed with open surgery. Our interventional radiologists and vascular surgeons can often repair blockages, perform biopsies, deliver cancer therapies, repair aneurysms in the brain and throughout the body and repair holes in the heart using the vascular system or other pathways. Minimally invasive techniques are generally easier for the patient because they involve no large incisions, less risk, less pain and shorter recovery times.

  • Biopsies
  • Vascular access
  • Endo graft repair of AAA and TAA
  • Interventional procedures for brain conditions
  • Carotid stenting
  • Vascular stenting
  • Varicocele embolization
  • UFE (Uterine Fibroid Embolization)
  • Embolization of liver tumors
  • Embolization of tumors of the brain
  • Embolization of vascular malformations
  • Embolization of lung tumors
  • ELVT (Endovenous Laser Treatment)
  • Vein sclerotherapy
  • Dialysis access
  • Vertebroplasty

Surgical Procedures

Surgical procedures for vascular and non-vascular conditions are used when less invasive procedures are not the best option. Miami Vascular Specialists' surgeons are highly skilled and recognized nationally as leaders in their fields. The following list includes many of the services and procedures in which we specialize.

  • Biopsies
  • Vascular access
  • Endo graft repair of AAA and TAA
  • Interventional procedures for brain conditions
  • Carotid stenting
  • Vascular stenting
  • Varicocele embolization
  • UFE (Uterine Fibroid Embolization)
  • Embolization of liver tumors
  • Embolization of tumors of the brain
  • Embolization of vascular malformations
  • Embolization of lung tumors
  • ELVT (Endovenous Laser Treatment)
  • Vein sclerotherapy
  • Dialysis access
  • Vertebroplasty