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WHY WOULD I NEED INTERVENTION OR PAIN MANAGEMENT SERVICES?

Using the guidance of X-ray and ultrasound technology, Mayfair doctors in Calgary can help treat chronic pain by precisely injecting medication through a small needle, or performing treatment on soft tissues. Called image-guided pain therapy, these procedures can help manage your pain with little risk and often provide pain relief right away.

These procedures are commonly used to treat pain in joints like ankles, elbows, hips, knees, lumbar spine, shoulders, thumbs, and wrists.

Our interventional radiologists also use medical imaging to perform minimally-invasive procedures that treat conditions like an enlarged prostate, uterine fibroids, or vascular concerns. Scroll down to learn more about these procedures.

 

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USING RADIOLOGY TO TREAT PATIENTS

Interventional radiology (IR) involves the use of small catheter tubes and wires, or small needles, to precisely target areas of concern. This is sometimes called a pinhole procedure and can be an alternative to open and laparoscopic surgery. IR can reduce risks of complications, provide shorter hospital stays, and enable quicker convalescence and return to work, compared to open surgery.

In-hospital IR procedures are performed after a consultation with Mayfair’s IR radiologists. After a physician or specialist sends us a consultation request, we work closely with specialists, referring physicians, and patients to determine what procedure is best suited to each patient’s medical history. Our procedures include treatments for an enlarged prostate, uterine fibroids, and vascular conditions.