Avera Medical Group Image Guided Therapy
Find expert treatment for a wide range of interventions. Contact Avera Medical Group Image Guided Therapy in Sioux Falls, SD.
The intervention specialists at Avera Medical Group Image Guided Therapy in Sioux Falls, SD, can offer relief and expert treatment for vascular, internal organ, pain management and other medical conditions using interventional radiology. We tailor our care to your needs, and offer a full suite of approaches, from traditional surgeries such as angiography and stent placement to less invasive alternatives and treatments.
Depending on your specific situation, you may be a candidate for an interventional radiology (IR) procedure from the experts with Avera Medical Group Image Guided Therapy. These minimally invasive techniques may be excellent options for conditions such as abdominal aortic aneurysm, pulmonary embolism, multiple sclerosis, stroke, cancer, bile duct obstructions, uterine fibroids, biopsies and more.
During IR procedures, you’ll receive effective, targeted treatments for your specific situation while experiencing less pain and shorter recovery time compared to traditional surgery. Learn more about the many expert services Avera Medical Group Image Guided Therapy can offer you.
Comprehensive Intervention Specialist Vein Care
Vein specialist help people who suffer from tired, achy legs and when the way their legs look, because of unsightly veins, makes them avoid wearing certain outfits. Here are top
Avera vein specialist can address problems like:
- Tiredness, restlessness, burning, throbbing, tingling, heaviness or swelling in the legs
- Veins that have become swollen, red, or very tender or warm to the touch
- Sores or a rash on the leg or near the ankle
- Skin on the ankle and calf that has become thick and changes color
- Bleeding from varicose veins, or eg symptoms that interfere with daily activities
- Distress over the appearance of the veins
Varicose and Spider Veins
Common vein conditions include varicose veins and spider veins. Varicose veins are large “roping veins” in the leg, while spider veins look more like purple lines on the skin. While spider veins are unsightly, they don’t cause the uncomfortable symptoms like varicose veins do.
Varicose veins affect 25 percent of women and 15 percent of men. They are most often related to failure of valves in the veins, which happens for no known cause. Blood doesn’t flow in the right direction – toward the heart – causing increased pressure in the veins. The great saphenous vein in the leg is most often affected. Treatment essentially destroys the vein, and other veins in the leg take over to provide adequate circulation.
The condition runs in families, and is more common in people who are heavy, people who work in standing occupations, as well as in women who have had children – especially more than one.
Less -Invasive Approaches
The interventions we use include angiography, catheter directed thrombolysis or thrombectomy, balloon angioplasty and stents to treat many conditions in almost any area of the body.
Leading-Edge Technology and Treatments
Vein issues can be addressed by minimally invasive techniques, including endovenous ablation and/or sclerotherapy. Endovenous ablation is an outpatient procedure that involves using either a laser or radiofrequency device to shut down problem varicose veins. Research with up to five years of follow up has shown a success rate of 93 to 98 percent for this form of treatment.
Sclerotherapy involves injecting a small amount of chemical into veins to “clean up” spider veins which aren’t painful, but are cosmetically unsightly.
In the past, surgical stripping to remove the great saphenous vein was the common treatment for varicose veins to remove the great saphenous vein. Today, minimally invasive procedures can be done on an outpatient basis, and involve very little pain or discomfort. In fact, many patients go back to work the same day.
Avera Medical Group Image Guided Therapy also treats many other conditions including uterine fibroids, very common non-cancerous growths that develop in the muscular wall of the uterus. While fibroids do not always cause symptoms, their size and location can lead to problems for some women, including pain and heavy bleeding. We use a minimally invasive technique known as uterine fibroid embolization.