After years of being considered some of the best liver cancer doctors in Phoenix, we’re asked often if we consciously made the decision to "specialize" in the field of women's health issues.
For us, this is an important area of medical specialization that is all too often underrepresented. So focusing on conditions that specifically affect women was a necessity and a calling to fill for such specialization.
Since IR procedures are less intrusive than traditional surgeries, requiring fewer and smaller incisions, less anesthesia, and much less recovery time, we are easily matched in our particular area of expertise as interventional radiologists to address many of the health problems that affect women.
What types of women's health treatments do some of the best interventional radiology doctors in Phoenix specialize in?
One important area of women's health care that we specialize in is the treatment of infertility, in particular the inability to conceive caused by blockages of the Fallopian tubes. This condition can often be corrected with a minimally-invasive IR procedure called fallopian tube recanalization, which allows us doctors to increase pregnancy rates by up to 33%.
Another important women's health area in which our IR skills have been valuable is the treatment of uterine fibroids. These non-cancerous growths, which develop in the wall of the uterus, can cause many unpleasant symptoms, including heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, and swelling of the abdomen. A minimally-invasive IR procedure that we specialize in called Uterine Artery Embolization and can be quite effective in closing the abnormal veins that give rise to these fibroids, and thus in eliminating the pain and discomfort they cause. At this point, we are considered some of the most respected physicians offering uterine fibroid treatment options in Phoenix.
And finally, we specialize in treating a condition that affects an estimated one-third of all American women, Pelvic Congestion Syndrome, also known as Chronic Pelvic Venous Disorders. CPVD is caused by swollen blood vessels (varices) that develop in the ovarian veins or other pelvic areas, which can cause chronic pelvic pain, vaginal discharge, abnormal menstrual bleeding, irritable bladder, and other uncomfortable symptoms. Fortunately, CPVD can be effectively treated with a non-surgical, minimally-invasive procedure to embolize (block) the blood vessels that feed these veins.
At CiC, we are proud of our contributions to women's health
If you suffer from any of the conditions mentioned above, please give us a call at 888-377-7122 and make an appointment to come in and see us. We'll be happy to answer any questions you might have.